Education How two words stir controversy on federal plan to rate US colleges

US Education Department releases its draft framework for ranking colleges and universities, but critics warn that there are difficulties and unintended consequences in using 'employment outcomes' as a measure. 

By , Staff writer

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

It’s just a two-word phrase, but it goes to the heart of what’s both controversial and promising about an Education Department proposal for rating of US colleges.