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Fail U. : the false promise of higher education

by Sykes, Charles J., 1954-

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"The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student gradu... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. I told you so
  • Introduction: Scenes from a graduation
  • 1. Bursting the college bubble
  • 2. Déjà vu: ProfScam twenty-eight years later
  • Part II. The college bubble
  • 3. The (escalating) flight from teaching
  • 4. the reality of academic research
  • 5. What do students learn (and does anybody care)?
  • 6. the college for all delusion
  • Part III. Bloat
  • 7. Our bloated colleges
  • 8. Academia's edifice bloat
  • Part IV. Junk scholarship, hoaxes, and scandals
  • 9. Does the Emperor have any clothes?
  • 10. A scandal reconsidered
  • Part V. Victim U. (trigger warning)
  • 11. Grievance U.
  • 12. Rape U.
  • Part VI. Is this time different?
  • 13. Time for a bailout?
  • 14. Netflix U.
  • 15. Smaller, fewer, less.
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