Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
Richard H. Hersh, John Merrow
St. Martin's Press, 2006 - Education - 244 pages
Two decades ago A Nation at Risk sounded a national alarm on K-12 education. Now, an equally urgent alarm is being sounded for higher education in America. In Declining by Degrees, leading authors and educators such as Tom Wolfe, Jim Fallows, and Jay Mathews provide us with a valuable understanding of the serious issues facing colleges today, such as budget cuts, grade inflation, questionable recruitment strategies, and a major focus on Big Time Sports. Tied to the PBS documentary of the same name, Declining by Degrees creates a national discussion about the future of higher education and what we can do about it.
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Intended to complement a PBS special of the same name--part of the long-running series on American education, The Merrow Report --this collection presents a confusing set of essays by a number of ... Read full review