Spare us the league table moralising 2

July 15, 2010

Ellen Hazelkorn throws doubt on the validity of university league tables, but could have gone further ("Handle with care", 8 July).

The impulse to measure is at root Gradgrindian and these days is a sign of a neoliberal approach. A league table tells you more about those who drew it up and use it than it does about the institutions allegedly being measured.

Keith Flett, London.

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