Senate Democrats Are About To Overhaul Education Ranking Formula

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Winter 2018,  6 Senate Democrats wrote the letter to U.S. News & World Report. According to the letter, US students require special attention. Senators think about the compiler of the most prominent college rankings in the country. They say more weight should be given to unis that open their doors to students from underrepresented backgrounds. Let the Typical Student team give you more details!


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As we already said, on Monday, 6 Senate Democrats discussed the ways to improve modern education formula. As stated in the letter, officials should ranks colleges by giving more credit to those that do the most for underrepresented and disadvantaged students “instead of the privileged few.”


“We urge U.S. News to use its influential platform to better align its rankings with the three longstanding goals behind federal financial aid: improving college access, supporting student success, and providing every talented student a pathway to economic stability and meaningful participation in our country’s economic, social, and civic life,” they wrote.


Who Are These Senators?




So, the letter signers are:

  • Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin,
  • Cory A. Booker of New Jersey,
  • Christopher A. Coons of Delaware,
  • Kamala D. Harris of California,
  • Chris S. Murphy of Connecticut,
  • and Brian E. Schatz of Hawaii.


By the way, Booker and Harris were mentioned as possible contenders for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 elections.

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