- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 7, 2008

INTELLIGENCE AND CLASS STRUCTURE IN AMERICAN LIFE

By Richard J. Hernstein, Charles Murray

Free Press

This book about IQ and class generated controversy and debate about issues that still challenge and divide.

EDUCATION’S END: WHY OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE GIVEN UP ON THE MEANING OF LIFE

By Anthony T. Kronman

Yale University Press

The author compares the current state of education with an earlier time, when the question of the meaning of life was at the center of instruction.

OUR UNDERACHIEVING COLLEGES: A CANDID LOOK AT HOW MUCH STUDENTS LEARN AND WHY THEY SHOULD BE LEARNING MORE

By Derek Bok

Princeton University Press

With social science statistics and professional studies, Derek Bok looks at today’s dilemmas in education with a view to finding solutions.

DECLINING BY DEGREES: HIGHER EDUCATION AT RISK

Edited by Richard H. Hersh, John Merrow

Palgrave Macmillan

Rather than simply focusing on the declining quality of higher education, the authors look to root causes of decline and offer strategies to reverse it.

REMAKING THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: MARKET-SMART AND MISSION- CENTERED

By Robert Zemsky, Gregory R. Wegner, William F. Massy

Rutgers University Press

A penetrating analysis of the ways market forces have shaped and distorted the behaviors, purposes and missions of universities and colleges over the past half-century.

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