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‘Higher Ed’

New Book Offers a Fierce Critique of Modern Academia

Aug. 5, 2010—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,...

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