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

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

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Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it
Title
Higher education?
Title remainder
how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hacker, Andrew
Dewey number
378.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dreifus, Claudia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • College costs
  • College teachers
Label
Higher education? : how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
551196667
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780805087345
Lccn
2010007219
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551196667
Label
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
Bibliography note
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
Control code
551196667
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780805087345
Lccn
2010007219
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551196667

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