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Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life

Author: William Deresiewicz
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Free Press hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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This book is a groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation's top schools should be -- but aren't -- providing: "The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep'), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem" (People). As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Deresiewicz
ISBN: 9781476702711 1476702713 9781476702728 1476702721
OCLC Number: 862788532
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Sheep : The students ; The history ; The training ; The institutions --
pt. 2. Self : What is college for? ; Inventing your life ; Leadership --
pt. 3. Schools : Great books ; Spirit guides ; Your guide to the rankings --
pt. 4. Society : Welcome to the club ; The self-overcoming of the hereditary meritocracy.
Responsibility: William Deresiewicz.
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