Declining by Degrees : Buy the Book


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“Declining by Degrees”

FORWARD BY TOM WOLFE
EDITED BY RICHARD H. HERSH AND JOHN MERROW

A revealing and disturbing look at the state of higher education today from influential commentators including: James Fallows, Jay Mathews, Frank Deford, Vartan Gregorian, Carol G. Schneider, and many more.

The book before you is, to my knowledge, the first to confront the question head-on. All those boys and girls...do parents—does anybody—have any idea what happens to them in college?”

—From the foreword by Tom Wolfe

“The decline of our once-proud colleges and universities—well documented in this book—is the bitter fruit of our ever-more ineffective K-12 education. This book makes it clear that our nation is still at risk.”

—E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy
and The Schools We Need

Anyone who cares deeply about American higher education will read this book and feel enlightened and enraged, delighted and despondent, encouraged and in despair. A ‘must read’ for those interested in both good news and bad, from higher education’s influential insiders and jaded outsiders.”

—Lee S. Shulman, President, The Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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