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The Resource Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes

Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes

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Fail U. : the false promise of higher education
Title
Fail U.
Title remainder
the false promise of higher education
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Charles J. Sykes
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Language
eng
Summary
"The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. 53% of college graduates under 25 years old are unemployed or underemployed (working part-time or in low-paying jobs that do not require college degrees). Professors - remember them? - rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities. 76% of all university classes are taught by part-time, untenured faculty. In Fail U., Charles J. Sykes asks, "Is it worth it?" With chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrator jobs, the grandiose building plans (gyms, food courts, student recreation centers), and the hysteria surrounding the "epidemic" of campus rapes, "triggers," "micro-aggressions," and other forms of alleged trauma, Fail U. concludes by offering a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students. Provocative, persuasive, clear-eyed, and even amusing, Fail U. strips the academic emperor of its clothes to reveal the American university system as it really is - and how it must change"--
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non fiction
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Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes
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sky2ocm79991914
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250071590
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(hardback)
Lccn
2016003175
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm79991914
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250071590
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016003175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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