GOP gives feds’ college rating plan an F
The Obama administration will soon publish its plan to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide based on the value they provide to students and to society.
The goal is to steer billions in federal financial aid toward the colleges that rate highly — and to yank funds from those that fail to meet administration standards on yardsticks such as the graduation rate, the cost of tuition or the percentage of low-income students on campus.
Congressional Republicans, outraged, are already going on the attack.
"They're getting involved in something they have no business getting involved with," said Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), a former college administrator. "Absolutely, it's overreach."
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) plans to lead an effort to cut off funding for the ratings initiative. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has said he'll do the same in the Senate. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is among many prominent voices denouncing the concept as profoundly flawed.