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The False Promise of Higher Education

Title: Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Author: Charles J. Sykes

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

ISBN: 1250071593 | 2016 | 288 pages

The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978•four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion. Nearly two thirds of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. Many college graduates under twenty-five years old are unemployed or underemployed. And professors•remember them?•rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities, instead handing off their lecture halls to cheaper teaching assistants.
So, is it worth it? Thats the question Charles J. Sykes attempts to answer in Fail U., exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrative jobs, the grandiose building plans, and the utter lack of preparedness for the real world that many now graduates face. Fail U. offers a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students•and one that will actually be useful in their future careers and lives.The False Prove.

Ivory Tower 2014 PROPER 720p BluRay x264-SADPANDA
Title: Ivory Tower  (2014)
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Language: English
Genre: Documentary | Family | History | News

A documentary that questions the cost — and value — of higher education in the United States.


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  1. Also check out the latest edition of Frontline.(S34E11) titled .A.Subprime.Education – The episode exposes some of the recent failures of “for-profit” educational institutions in the US. It is a powerful human story about expectations, change and loss. Oh and did you know that vast amounts of both the Clinton and Trump financial holdings come from for-profit education … look it up!


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