Friday, June 15, 2012

College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be

Choices. Perhaps it is the quality of my own liberal arts education that made a receptive audience for Andrew Delbanco’s book, College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be. This Columbia University award-winning professor explains the origins of higher education in the United States from the time of the Puritans onward. He lucidly describes the current high costs, unprepared students, and lack of attention to classroom teaching by great teachers who are directed toward research and away from the classroom. He offers ideas on how we can choose to change from the current state to one in which students are better served. Any reader interested in higher education should consider reading this book. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase College from

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