THE EXAMINER: Government to control the rating of colleges (Video)

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  • At a time when higher education is being pumped as a necessary objective if one is to earn a decent wage, Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Education has come up with the idea that education needs a national federal college rating system. As usually with this administration details have been done behind closed doors. As the LA Times pointed out this rating system was first suggested by Obama in August 2013 as a way to give families a way to compare schools and a way for taxpayers to find out if federal financial aid is making a difference. The U.S. Department of Education has released its draft of the college rating framework, it covers the purpose of the rating system, who and what will be included, data that will be used, and metrics that are to be considered.
  • With its release the Department invites comment from the public on the framework by Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Education Secretary Duncan will draw on the expertise of the Institute of Education Sciences, the primary federal agency responsible for education statistics; as he draws up the new college ratings for the 2015 school year. Ratings will be published on a annually basis and will be included in the Departments college scorecard. To submit your feedback you can email input to or submit input with their online form. All opinions, ideas, suggestions and comments are considered informal input. As such, the Department will not provide formal responses to ideas submitted and submissions may or may not be reflected in the final decisions.

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