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Taking On The Higher Ed Lobby

By Alexander Russo — October 16, 2007 1 min read

I thought the Washington Monthly’s Paul Glastris did pretty well on The Colbert Show last night talking about his magazine’s unorthodox annual rankings (the anti-US News list). Check out the package of stories, which includes an interesting look at community colleges done by Kevin Carey, and a Ben Adler piece on the higher ed lobby’s pretty amazing resistance to reform. The Adler piece reminds me a lot of the largely-overlooked James Traub piece from a few weeks back. If you think K12 is reform-resistant, you haven’t dealt with the folks at Dupont Circle. And I’m not talking about the lefties who are rallying against the US News ranking, who demonize the US News and distract from real accountability issues.

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