Daniel Luzer

A Fake Accreditor for Fake Colleges

Academic accreditation of colleges has long been a source of problems, at least in terms of attempts at education reform. A college has to be accredited by some sort of accreditation body in order to assure to potential students that the school isn’t, you know, a total scam. But the really important reason for accreditation… Read more »

Affirmative Action, Again

Racial preferences in college admissions will come before the U.S. Supreme Court yet again. Abigail Fisher, who is now 25 years old (let it go already, kid) is suing again and arguing that her rejection from UT Austin, back in 2008, and the school’s use of racial preferences, violates her rights. This time American colleges… Read more »

This College Ranking Is… Odd

We love college rankings here at the Washington Monthly. Seriously, while for years we’ve sort of enjoyed critiquing the impact of the annual college rankings produced by U.S. New & World Report, in general the editors here believe that the more rankings of colleges we have, and on the more diverse characteristics, the better off… Read more »

Margaret Spellings Is Back

Margaret Spellings, President George W. Bush’s second Secretary of Education and a woman responsible for much of the early efforts to implement the the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, will be the next president of the University of North Carolina system. The selection of Spellings, who has never run an academic system before, is… Read more »

The New Segregation in America Is About Latinos

Decades after Brown vs. Board of Education educational segregation in America is worse than ever. Only now it’s not just a black-white issue. The worst impacts of segregation are now felt by Latinos. As Huffington Post education editor Rebecca Klein puts it: It’s now 2015, and while much has changed in California, much has remained… Read more »