Posted by: Gregory Linton | 01/30/2019

Higher Ed Resource of the Week: Two Cheers for Higher Education

Book CoverMany pundits have attacked the effectiveness of higher education at preparing the American workforce, and some have predicted that the higher education bubble will pop when the American public realizes cheaper, more effective alternatives exist. Steven Brint, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside, has responded with a defense of higher education in Two Cheers for Higher Education: Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever—And How to Meet the Challenges They Face. Although he defends a college education as a good investment, he also recognizes the challenges that colleges face in achieving their mission, and he suggests some possible strategies to overcome them. Brint recently published a major op-ed for The Chronicle Review titled “Is This Higher Education’s Golden Age?” Also, Inside Higher Ed published an interview with the author on January 25. Released by Princeton University Press on January 8, the book is already the #5 bestseller in the category Higher Education Administration on Amazon. The 504-page book is for sale on Amazon for $35.00 and in Kindle format for $19.25.

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