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Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it

Author: Andrew Hacker; Claudia Dreifus
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats
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Calling for a thorough overhaul of a self-indulgent system, the authors 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 young adults. Taking readers on a road trip from Princeton to Evergreen State to Florida Gulf Coast University, Hacker and Dreifus reveal those faculties and institutions that they believe  Read more...
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Hacker, Andrew.
Higher education?
(OCoLC)682894469
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hacker; Claudia Dreifus
ISBN: 9781429943390 1429943394
OCLC Number: 863515496
Notes: "With a new afterword"--Cover.
"Originally published in hardcover format by Time Books" a division of Henry Holt and Company .-- verso of title page.
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: The world of the professoriate --
Administrative overload --
Contingent education --
The golden dozen --
Teaching : good, great, abysmal --
The triumph of training --
Why college costs so much --
Fireproof : the tangled issue of tenure --
The athletics incubus --
Student bodies --
Visiting the future in Florida --
The college crucible : add students and stir --
Schools we like.
Responsibility: Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.

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Calling for a thorough overhaul of a self-indulgent system, the authors 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 young adults. Taking readers on a road trip from Princeton to Evergreen State to Florida Gulf Coast University, Hacker and Dreifus reveal those faculties and institutions that they believe are getting it right and proving that teaching and learning can be achieved--and at a much more reasonable price.

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