Last week I did a post on a new category in WaMo’s annual College Rankings: a listing of America’s worst colleges–or to be precise, four different listings based on slightly different criteria.

Because this is a new and controversial entry into the typically upbeat world of college rankings, WaMo is holding a discussion on the subject in conjunction with the New America Foundation, next Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 at NAF. Our own Paul Glastris will moderate, and speakers will include James Merisotas of the Lumina Foundation, Amy Binder of UC-San Diego, Kevin Carey and Ben Miller (who wrote the WaMo article on “worst colleges”) of NAF, and Zachary Schrag of George Mason University.

Click here for more details, and to RSVP. It should be a lively event.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.