Ranking Colleges
Small Michigan College Takes the Lead on College Assessment
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    K-12 Teachers and College Faculty all resist standardized student testing because this is the measure of their teaching skills. While teachers feel they have the right to judge and grade their students, they fear having the same thing done to them. Obviously half of all teachers have below average teaching skills, while all teachers think they are awesome teachers and dread finding out that they suck. LOL

  • BrianFrankie

    Chances of this sort of assessment spreading usefully among colleges and universities is close to zero. The only colleges that can gain from this are small lib arts schools like Kalamazoo College. Can you imagine Harvard submitting to an assessment of this nature? And then finding out that they actually rank in the 5th percentile, having taught their students absolutely no useful skills? OK, I admit that is a bit snarky (plus I went to one of those “other” Ivies, where part of the deal is I am always supposed to target Harvard). But the point is undeniable – the majority of modern liberal arts education is worthless. Heather MacDonald is the best scribe on the subject:

    http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_2_multiculti-university.html

    http://www.city-journal.org/2014/24_1_urb-humanities.html

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