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Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever

Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Walter Kirn; Walter Kirn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Kirn
ISBN: 9780385521284 0385521286
OCLC Number: 185032526
Description: 211 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Walter Kirn.

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Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system.

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