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Opinion | The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ - The New York Times
a bureaucratic behemoth known as learning outcomes assessment. This elaborate, expensive, supposedly data-driven analysis seeks to translate the subtleties of the classroom into PowerPoint slides packed with statistics — in the hope of deflecting the charge that students pay too much for degrees that mean too little."
"Instead, it lets politicians and accreditors ignore these problems as long as bureaucratic mechanisms appear to be holding someone — usually a professor — accountable for student performance."

"Faced with outrage over the high cost of higher education, universities responded by encouraging expensive administrative bloat.
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