Wednesday, June 08, 2011

What's Wrong With College, In One Book Review

Just about everything that's wrong with higher education is identified in this one short review of The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won't Get The College Education You Pay For:
Tenure isn't the only reason that American higher education is losing quality, productivity and intellectual freedom. (Think unionization, price inflation, political correctness, academic faddism, bureaucratization, lengthening weekends, shortening semesters, nonexistent counseling, low completion rates.) But our universities and their students would be better off without it--and in this valuable and timely book Naomi Schaefer Riley does a brilliant job of explaining why. --Chester E. Finn, Jr., senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

I heard about this book on Michael Medved's show. I intend to read it.