Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thought you might be interested Thursday: The failures of higher ed at the elites

If you are interested in how colleges and universities are serving young people, take some time to watch the BookTV video After Words with William Deresiewicz.   According to the website,

William Deresiewicz talked about his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, in which he argues that the most sought after universities in the country fall short of providing the key components of a good education. According to Mr. Deresiewicz, these components include how to think critically and be creative, and to have a goal in life beyond material desires. He spoke with Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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