A Short Reply to Charlotte

Charlotte Allen‘s response to my recent piece on the denial of accreditation for Ashford contains some good material, but some misunderstanding. My piece is not about whether the Ashford decision itself was flawed–I never stated that WASC was wrong to deny Ashford accreditation and flatly stated: “It is certainly possible that Ashford doesn’t deserve accreditation…”

Rather, my piece was about whether accreditation is a credible system for making such determinations (which I argue it is not) and only talk about the Ashford decision because “it is pretty unusual and gives us a rare glimpse into accreditation.”

Andrew Gillen

Andrew Gillen is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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