From The Chronicle, what accounts for the remarkable stability of university rankings? John Quiggin on rank delusions. Beyond college rankings: Jonathan Rothwell and Siddharth Kulkarni on a value-added approach to assessing two- and four-year schools. Rebecca Mead on how Cooper Union’s ideal of free education seems to be foundering amid the financial pressures and preoccupations of Manhattan today. For-profit Corinthian Colleges shuts down dozens of campuses, leaving thousands of students without a school. Jonathan Chait on how Republicans learned to love colleges. Daniel Little on self-selection and “liberal” professions. Law schools are in a death spiral — maybe now they’ll finally change. Burdened with debt, law school graduates struggle in job market. Someone calculated how many adjunct professors are on public
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