Education

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The Assault on American Excellence is a fantastic book. Its research is impeccable, and the writing is superb.”

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“Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.”

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“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

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“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.

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“This is an engaging tale full of humor, pathos, and disgusting human behavior with important insights into contemporary problems.”

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“Consent on Campus: A Manifesto is a timely book addressing many issues that today’s college students are facing. It is highly recommended . . .”

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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

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“a uniquely valuable addition to the scholarship on prison education.”

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Bryan Caplan has written an iconoclastic book, defying some of the deeply-embedded assumptions about education as a desirable social good.

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“an exceptionally good book. . . . Violated may be the honest portrayal of the seedy side of the college experience.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“A must-read for any educator or anyone interested in better understanding the transcendental power of higher education.”

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“College for prisoners saves money and provides great net benefits to the prisoner and the community.”

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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

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“For some families, sending a child to a private university now is like buying a BMW every year—and driving it off a cliff.

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“What she describes is the end of childhood as we once knew it.”

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If you are going to read one book on parenting this year, make it The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax.

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“A classic liberal education has few defenders.”
—Fareed Zakaria

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“Kevin Carey has written a challenging book, one that deserves careful attention . . .”

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The challenge former Assistant Secretary of Education, Dianne Ravitch unleashes is formidable.

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