The Rain Man Cometh--Again

Zemsky, Robert
February 2008
Academy of Management Perspectives;Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article discusses rankings for universities and colleges published by periodicals such as "U.S. News and World Report" and "Businessweek." The author notes that many colleges disputed the results of the periodical's rankings, which measured statistics of student achievement, educational finance and student selection rather than academic quality. He notes that the rankings regarding school finance were based on revenue rather than efficient spending and suggests that the ranking system has led to increases in school costs due to expenses incurred by college presidents to achieve a higher rating.


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