Higher Education and the American Dream, Success and its Discontent
Central European University Press
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Higher Education and the American Dream

Success and its Discontent

Central European University Press

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"Marvin Lazerson’s new book is exactly what is needed: a readable, cogent
explanation of how the U.S. can have the best system of higher education in
the world, but also a system that seems to be coming apart at the seams.”
—Susan Fuhrman, President Teachers College, Columbia University, President of
the National Academy of Education "In prose remarkable for its clarity and
analysis remarkable for its fair-mindedness, this volume delivers a
penetrating, nuanced account of American universities in the twenty-first
century. Blessedly without rant or cant, the book tackles topics that range
from the rise of the managerial class to the failed attempts to reform
practice in the classroom. It’s a smart provocation—a must-read for anyone who
cares about where our universities are heading.” —David L. Kirp, Professor at
the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at
Berkeley and author of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The
Marketing of Higher Education "Professor Lazerson gives an insightful account
of American higher education based on years of study and first-hand
experience. He discusses both the problems and the accomplishment of our
universities with equal care and thus, succeeds in providing a useful and
illuminating analysis.” —Derek Bok, Harvard University, President-emeritus
"Marvin Lazerson’s magnificent book is not only comprehensive, but it is
written from an all-embracing point of view: seeing higher education in
America as an expression of the American Dream. This book should be on the
reading list of all who want to understand America’s actions, role and image
in the world today, with and equal emphasis on their successes and the
discontents they create.” —Yehuda Elkana, Rector and President-emeritus,
Central European University
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