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Education Researchers Discuss How Obama College Ratings Will Impact Underserved Student Populations

Since President Obama announced his college ratings plan more than a year ago, many higher education groups here have mounted the political equivalent of a full-court press against the proposal: They’ve lobbied the administration directly, publicly criticized it, and won allies in Congress from both parties, some of whom are now plotting ways to legislatively block the ratings.

But on Tuesday it was another part of higher education pushing back against the ratings proposal on Capitol Hill: academic researchers who study minority students.