RE “OBAMA rightly prods higher ed, but beware of flawed ‘scoring,’ ” Editorial, Aug. 24:
I am concerned about President Obama’s plan to rate colleges based in part on how much their graduates earn.
As a musician, I earned very little money for many years after college, though I led a fulfilling and creative life that eventually — decades later — led to a more lucrative career in composing music for films.
Obama’s proposal devalues his own post-graduation experience as a low-paid community organizer in Chicago. It also insults the millions of artists, preschool teachers, social workers, writers, clerics, shopkeepers, stay-at-home moms and dads and others whose contributions to society can’t be accurately measured by how much they earn.