Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thomas Sowell on college rankings
Loved Thomas Sowell's take on the rankings, including his reasons for disparaging USNWR's rankings (here). In his column, Dr. Sowell quotes Professor Thomas Vedder, who observes that USNWR's use of inputs to measure quality "'is roughly equivalent to evaluating a chef based on the ingredients that he or she uses.'" Bravo, Prof. Vedder, and Bravo, Dr. Sowell!