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Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever

Author: Walter Kirn
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor books 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
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Kirn
ISBN: 9780307279453 0307279456
OCLC Number: 642326400
Description: 211 pages ; 21 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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