The Short, Brave Life of RateYourStudents.com

The Short, Brave Life of RateYourStudents.com 1

Enrico Varrasso for The Chronicle Review

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Enrico Varrasso for The Chronicle Review

In November of 2005, spurred by a distaste for the anonymous ratings on RateMyProfessors.com, a liberal-arts professor from somewhere in the American South started a blog called Rate Your Students. The first post read: "We will rate our students here. And we will do it without compunction. Then we'll just see where we're at. We'll still be poor academics. But at least those callous and ignorant 'customers' of ours will know what it's like."

Slowly, faculty members from around the