I caused a bit of a ruckus

Last week I wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed titled “Dear College Presidents.”   They gave it the headline “A Modest Proposal on Rankings” . . . which also works.Given the wave of responses I have received since the piece was published, I thought I’d point out two things.

  • I’m not suggesting that schools fudge data.  I’m suggesting that they fabricate fantastically in a manner worthy of the absurdity that college presidents have caused as a result of their unwillingness to draw a line in the sand.
  • The piece is pretty clearly sarcasm in the context of farce.  Try reading more carefully.