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September 05, 2013 4:31 PM More On Obama’s College Ratings Initiative

By Ed Kilgore

When the president announced his initiative to begin evaluating colleges on the basis of affordability and the value they offer students, there were a lot of details “to be determined.” So the Washington Monthly and the New America Foundation held an event yesterday aimed in part at filling in some of those details and getting a sense of the administration’s thinking and goals.

At Ten Miles Square, Rachel Cohen offers a brief summary of the event for your edification. And below is a full video. You might want to pay special attention to the presentation by White House Domestic Policy Council Deputy Director James Kvall, that begins just after the fifteen minute mark.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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