Experts Weigh Pros and Cons of Obama's Plan to Rate Colleges

As the Obama administration moves ahead with its plan to rate colleges on access, affordability, and student outcomes, questions remain about the reliability of the data it has to work with. But while some say that's reason enough to put the plan on hold, others argue that an imperfect accountability system is better than none at all.

Rather than fighting the ratings, colleges should help the federal government come up with accurate measures of how students are progressing and how