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What's Wrong With the American University System

Professor emeritus Andrew Hacker and his coauthor, New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus, have written a fierce critique of modern academia called Higher Education?

"The question mark in our title," according to the two authors, "is the key to this book." They believe that little of what goes on at college campuses today can be considered either "higher" or "education."

According to The Atlantic:

“They blame a system that favors research over teaching and vocational training over liberal arts. Tenure, they argue, does anything but protect intellectual freedom. And they'd like to see graduates worrying less about their careers, even if it means spending a year behind the cash register at Old Navy.”

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