Ignore university rankings, but make higher education an election issue
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In this Op-Ed published by The Conversation, Peter Wall Institute Associate Michelle Stack, Department of Education, says most university rankings are business products, and many are media-generated. What global university rankings implicitly reproduce is a belief that wealthy, inequitable institutions should be replicated. That doesn’t seem to be working out too well for the vast majority of the planet.
Michelle Stack conducted an International Research Roundtable at the Peter Wall Institute entitled: What Do Rankings Tell Us about Higher Education? International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives in 2017.