America’s Worst Colleges: A Discussion at NAF

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.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.