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Move over U.S. News & World Report

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The feds want to get into the college ranking business:

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Our dean, in our pre-semester college-wide faculty meeting yesterday, mentioned that she wants to hire a person for her staff to handle what she called "rankings management." The person, it was explained, would monitor how we stack up across the myriad rankings and offer up suggestions about how we could improve. I said even then I could see that position morphing into a very intrusive administrative empire. Who know I could be so prescient?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And if you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Will margin of victory finally be taken into account?
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well, no. People would run up the score then and that's just not nice.
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Who will be the Ken Pomeroy of these rankings?
  7. "Unless you go to a T12, you'll end up working a minimum wage job," according to posts on College Confidential and The Grad Cafe.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    No Frat Bro Left Behind.

  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The Feds can only rank elementary, middle and high schools. Not colleges. Because that would be government interference.
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    My wife's elementary school was named a federal "Blue Ribbon" school two or three years ago. They continue to mention it in every scrap of paper they send out. I told her it's getting embarrassing, like the White Sox "2005 World Series Champions" billboard still facing the Dan Ryan eight years later.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That drives me crazy!
  12. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I don't give a rat's ass about the "interference" ... but this not being my first rodeo, I can tell you what is going to happen. We are going to wind up paying some roomful of administrators shitpiles of money so they can make sure that we maintain our vise-like grip on the federal/state tit. So, ultimately, to ensure that college remains "affordable" and "a good value," we're going to make it more expensive without remotely affecting anything of substance.
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