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The College Question: Why college (as we know it) isn't working for the Millennial generation Paperback – September 11, 2013
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About the Author
Alex Bitterman, Ph.D. has been a college professor since 2001. He earned a Master’s degree in Architecture and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University at Buffalo. The founding editor of Multi: the Journal of Responsible Architecture and Design, his books include Buffalo is a Cool Place to Live and Design Survey: a Workbook Introduction to the Design Professions. Find out more about Dr. Bitterman at www.the-college-question.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is a ceaseless bemoaning that the Millennial generation is entitled, and thinks they're special. Behind every entitled Millennial there are two parents that think their child is certain to be brilliant, wealthy, and successful----if only they're able to follow the "right" path. The pressures that come from trying to cram the every young person onto the same (and at this point, obsolete) path to wealthy success cause rushed and poor decisions.
The College Question does well to examine this societal issue, and explores ways to approach the transition out of high school differently. This is an absolute must-read for high school students and parents. Even if you don't reach the same conclusions Dr. Bitterman does, it's of great benefit to examine the assumptions that so frequently drive this country's youth to blindly leap into a debt-filled future of uncertainty.
I've worked as an academic adviser to high school students, in a private college's orientation program, and designed training programs for entry-level workers. The amount of people I wish had read this book years ago is staggering, and I hope that students and parents I deal with in the future will have read it. There needs to be more resources like this aimed at helping students and parents think about their options, rather than funneling them into "the only" option.
This book is a MUST for those considering or attending college. The College Questions shares the information that universities and colleges hide about the admissions process, funding, and the job market. Luckily, Bitterman takes the risk of exposing the underbelly of academia to help prospective students make better decisions about their futures. I highly recommend this book for students, parents of students, or those who question higher education. My only regret is that this book wasn't published sooner!