Kevin Carey

Measuring What Matters

Irked by what they saw as flaws in U.S. News’s methodology for ranking colleges, a group of reformers in the late 1990s pioneered a new approach. With a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a panel of educational experts set out to develop a way to quantify how well colleges actually teach their undergraduates. The… Read more »

Transformation 101

Technology is driving down the cost of teaching undergraduates. So why are tuition bills going up?

Admired, Not Read

Marketing “Great Books” to the masses may have been a silly idea. But requiring college students to read them isn’t.