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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press (November 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807752754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807752753
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ellen Condliffe Lagemann is the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College, a senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, and a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative. Harry Lewis is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 19, 2014
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Hodgepodge of poorly written rants. However, it is useful to see how scholars who want to defend higher education do so.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Donegan on February 13, 2013
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This is a great book for any educator...actually parents too who want to look at what our students should be getting from their education. Highly recommend!
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