All posts by Marybeth Gasman and Michael T. Nettles

How the College Scorecard Can Be Improved

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a new College Scorecard designed to help students and their families select colleges and universities to attend. The College Scorecard is a good start but needs to be more sensitive to the growing diversity of our nation and our colleges and universities.

The scorecard is an interactive data tool that is located on the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site and focuses on two main ideas: (1) transparency about colleges and univ…