Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life Author William Deresiewicz
ISBN-10 1476702721
ISBN-13 9781476702728
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Free Press
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A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nations top schools should bebut arentproviding The ex Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges their brainy but soulless students those sheep pushy parents and admissions mayhem People As a professor at Yale William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply His students some of the nations brightest minds were adrift when it came to the big questions how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yales admissions committee As schools shift focus from the humanities to practical subjects like economics students are losing the ability to think independently It is essential says Deresiewicz that college be a time for self discovery when students can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own paths He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it Excellent Sheep is likely to makea lasting mark He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper middle class life in America Mr Deresiewiczs book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life passionate weirdness The New York Times

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ISBN-10 9781476702728
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Pages 256

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