The critique here of higher education, I fear, will lead us down the same slippery slope of standards-based reform but at the higher education level. -Angela
College-Ready... and Then?
By Rick Hess on March 18, 2010 9:47 AM
For all my concerns about No Child Left Behind's grandiose ambitions and misguided hyper-prescriptiveness, its profound contribution was the wealth of information that's now available on graduation rates and student achievement. Given that, it's striking that Uncle Sam spends vastly more on higher education than K-12 but that higher ed now desperately lags when it comes to even minimal, user-friendly transparency.
Read on here at: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/
This article refers to a report titled, "Rising to the Challenge Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority [pdf]."