Higher Education?: How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)

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ANDREW HACKER is the author of the bestselling book Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, and writes regularly for theNew York Review of Books and other publications. He is a professor at Queens College.
CLAUDIA DREIFUS writes for the “Science Times” section of the New York Timesand teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. They live in New York City.
A quarter of a million dollars. It’s the going tab for four years at most top-tier colleges. Why does it cost so much and is it worth it?
In this provocative investigation, the renowned sociologist Andrew Hacker andNew York Times writer Claudia Dreifus make an incisive case that the American way of higher education—now a $420 billion-per-year business—has lost sight of its primary mission: the education of our young people. They probe the true performance of the Ivy League, the baleful influence of tenure, an unhealthy reliance on part-time teachers, and supersized bureaucracies which now have lives of their own.

Hacker and Dreifus take readers from Princeton and Harvard to Evergreen State, revealing those institutions that need to adjust their priorities and others that are getting it right, proving that learning can be achieved—and at a much more reasonable price.Higher Education? is a wake-up call and a call to arms.

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ISBN 9780312573430
Genre EDUCATION / Higher
Format Paperback
Pages 289
Publisher Date 2011-08-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Griffin
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle How Colleges are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Hacker, Andrew
Country of Origin United States

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