Notes in the Margins: Rankings, Brits and the 10-grand bachelor's degree

Grad school deans: Don’t be ruled by U.S. News rankings College presidents brace for backlash from trustees and alumni when their institution slips a spot or two in the premiere collegiate rankings. Within the smaller universe of professional schools, the effect is considerably more intense. (The Washington Post)

Room For Debate: Rick Perry’s Plan: $10,000 for a B.A. Will a college degree that costs $2,500 a year be worth the paper it’s printed on? (The New York Times)

UConn: NCAA Rules (Still) Don’t Apply to Us The problem is that no one is truly looking out for the best interests of the student-athlete. There is no student athlete advocacy group. The NCAA was supposed to play that role but has been completely neutered by the shift of power from academics to high profile coaches and their athletic departments. Gone is the concept of amateur college athletics and with it the priority of educating student-athletes. (The Huffington Post)

Students ‘preparing to flock to cheaper foreign universities’ British universities face losing thousands of students to cheaper English language courses at top European institutions when fees rocket next year. (The Telegraph via NAICU)

Culinary school grads claim they were ripped off Some former students are suing for-profit cooking schools to get their money back, saying they were misled by recruiters about the value of culinary education and their job prospects after graduation. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)