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Author Hacker, Andrew.

Title Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it / Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.

Publication Info. New York : Times Books, 2010.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  378.73 HACKER    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  378.73 H115    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  378.73 HACKER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  378.73 H11    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  378.73 HACKER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  378.73 HACKER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  378.73 HA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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: our top ten list.
Summary 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 are getting it right and proving that teaching and learning can be achieved--and at a much more reasonable price.
Subject Education, Higher -- United States.
College costs -- United States.
College teachers -- United States.
Added Author Dreifus, Claudia.
ISBN 9780805087345
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