For most schools the adjunct teachers represent 70% of the teaching faculty.
Given how much I agree with some of the authors' basic points, especially the plight of adjuncts, I was amazed at how much I disliked this book.
This book provides good insight to the way America's higher education is failing in today's society.
Mr. Hacker deserves praise for his blunt look at the terrible condition of "Higher Education" in America. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alan Houston
I haven't read this book but I believe that many Colleges have completely sold education for making quick money off of students. Read morePublished 5 months ago by a reader
This book is invaluable to anyone applying to college or to any parent with a child applying to college. Read morePublished 5 months ago by fifty50
This book is a shocking expose of how American colleges waste money and harm students. It should be read by anyone with an interest in higher education.Published 5 months ago by G.B. Uys deVilliers
Informative and provocative, and worth the read. Had significant issues with narrow-minded take on the relationships between race and gender on one hand and student motivation on... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daniel
The text reflects perspective that can only be achieved from the authors' years inside the academy. Their observations about higher ed's problems and their recommendations for... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jim Newberry
The thesis itself is ridiculous. "Colleges are wasting our money?" Okay, so don't go to college. Is that the solution for everyone? Evidently not. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Economist