New Book Offers a Fierce Critique of Modern Academia
Andrew Hacker, professor emeritus at Queens College, and Claudia Dreifus from the New York Times have written a provocative new book, Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do about It. Written as a jeremiad for higher education, it argues that an over-emphasis on disciplinary research, vocational education, and sports is destroying an older academe focused on the liberal arts and high-quality, engaged teaching. Sure to be controversial, see a recent interview with the authors in The Atlantic.