“a carefully crafted and concisely arranged assortment of diverse interviews of high school students in which they attempt to explain the challenges of circumnavigating a rapidly transformi
“Ravitch is an important figure in the world of education, and her voice needs to be heard.
“The Last Negroes at Harvard is an accomplished work of collective autobiography that tells a compelling story of incipient transformation in a transformative time—but in a place s
“The real sadness might have been if Disney had not nurtured his imagination because, as George Bernard Shaw tells us, ‘Imagination is the beginning of creation.’ In this case, it was the b
“The Assault on American Excellence is a fantastic book. Its research is impeccable, and the writing is superb.”
“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”
“Cracks in the Ivory Tower is a sometimes harsh, but honest indictment of the current state of higher education in the U.S. It should be required reading for ever
“Higher education in America is being rapidly reshaped under conditions of unprecedented volatility.* The very notion of the university as a public good is under wholesale siege.
“This is an engaging tale full of humor, pathos, and disgusting human behavior with important insights into contemporary problems.”
“Consent on Campus: A Manifesto is a timely book addressing many issues that today’s college students are facing. It is highly recommended . . .”
In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington, a professor of politics at Princeton University, defends free speech at colleges and universities, bemoaning that ideological activists, from both left
“a uniquely valuable addition to the scholarship on prison education.”
Bryan Caplan has written an iconoclastic book, defying some of the deeply-embedded assumptions about education as a desirable social good.
What are Americans afraid of?
“an exceptionally good book. . . . Violated may be the honest portrayal of the seedy side of the college experience.”
Baby boomers were told all they needed was a high school diploma and with a good job, they were almost assured a place in the middle class.
Teaching teenagers is a calling. Despite limited social respect and wages that sometimes border on mere subsistence, dedicated professionals heed the call. The job is not easy.
Almost 20 years ago, David Brooks laid out the one reason journalists should pay attention to Princeton students. The kids at Princeton today are the leaders of most places tomorrow.
“A must-read for any educator or anyone interested in better understanding the transcendental power of higher education.”
“College for prisoners saves money and provides great net benefits to the prisoner and the community.”
Written/Unwritten is a collection of essays by American academic faculty of color who have written poignant essays about the challenges, barriers, pain, and resilience required of being a
“For some families, sending a child to a private university now is like buying a BMW every year—and driving it off a cliff.
“What she describes is the end of childhood as we once knew it.”
If you are going to read one book on parenting this year, make it The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax.
“A classic liberal education has few defenders.”—Fareed Zakaria