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After the ivory tower falls : how college broke the American dream and blew up our politics-- and how to fix it / Will Bunch.

Author/creator Bunch, William author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionviii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: College like my grandma used to make -- Life during wartime in Knox County, Ohio -- When college in America almost became a public good -- Why the Kent State massacre raised your tuition -- Yuppies, dittoheads, and a "big sort" : college and the culture wars -- The "whole college thing" awkwardly enters the 2020s -- Gap year. The Quad: The four people you meet in today's America -- A college debt crisis, Occupy Wall Street, and the rise of a new new Left -- From resentment of college to America's rejection of knowledge -- The soul of a new Truman Commission -- A bloodless war to save America's youth.
Abstract The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents a deeply researched look at the broken state of higher education in America and how we can work towards a new model that works for all Americans.
Abstract Bunch presents a deeply researched look at the broken state of higher education in America. He traces the modern history of college in the United States, from the landmark GI Bill and the culture wars of the 60s and 70s, through the explosion in student loan debt that has fueled major social movements. In showing how resentment of college-educated elites morphed into a rejection of knowledge itself, Bunch proposes a new model of college education that works for all Americans. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index.
ISBN9780063076990 (hardcover)
ISBN0063076993 (hardcover)

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