Today in Self-Dealing

Head over to the New York Times Op-Ed page to check out Joe Nocera’s piece on college rankings. In it, Nocera lauds the Washington Monthly’s very own unorthodox college rankings as a better alternative to the “‘pernicious” US News and World Report version. Those much-ballyhooed rankings, he argues, exacerbate the sort of all-consuming status anxiety that led to the recent Stuyvesant High School cheating scandal. Read him, then read the Monthly’s, if you haven’t already!

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Simon van Zuylen-Wood

Simon van Zuylen-Wood is a writer for Philadelphia Magazine.