A good book at explaining the trends and pressures universities and professors experience.
National Review: "... an extraordinary book about higher education in America... The thrill of Mr. Sykes's book resides in its relentless specificity."
I know far too many professors who work too hard even to be bothered with studies like this.
I couldn't believe an experienced writer and journalist could write so poorly, Does anyone know why he was fired from his job at the newspaper?Published 8 months ago by runnerswimmerpaddler
This should be MANDATORY reading for ALL families and pre-college students who have been brainwashed into thinking that college is any kind of haven of maturity and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. Gonzalez
Is the book true? - yes....Is it the whole truth? - absolutely NOT! Is this anything but the truth? - well, it is much more than the truth... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Witold
Not every professor is a bad person. There are some professors that are very fine people and very fine teachers contributing a lot of usefuless. Read morePublished 22 months ago by William
The state of American education is appalling, but it isn't the administration to blame. It is the profs. And Sykes minces no words. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Bradley P. Hayton
John V. Karavitis is reviewing this book. As noted at the very beginning of Chapter 1: "H. L. Mencken had a simple plan for reforming American higher education. Read morePublished on June 18, 2010 by John V. Karavitis
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Everyone who has worked in academia has their collection of horror stories: those anecdotal observations of conduct that are somewhat disturbing to those who have not been... Read morePublished on May 28, 2007 by Dr. Lee D. Carlson