Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there?
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This is a must read for any teacher -- or anyone who wants to comment on the state of education. Fixing our schools has absolutely nothing to do with privatizing them. (In fact, private schools ... Read full review
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Richard Arum argues, with data, that colleges are failing and need policing. He argues that the "college for all" mentality that begins in high school is a major factor. Students are not academically ... Read full review