We must prioritize social mobility

January 2, 2019

As president of the University of Central Florida, I spend considerable time talking to fans about our undefeated football team and where the Knights land in national rankings (eight in the final College Football Playoff poll).

However, truth be told, the inherent inequities in the College Football Playoff system — despite our team’s 25-game winning streak — are much less concerning to me than those of another traditional measuring stick of college success: the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best colleges” rankings.

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