American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.3 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Goldie Blumenstyk is a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her stories have received numerous awards, including first place from the Education Writers Association for 2011 for beat reporting on the Business of Higher Education. She is a frequent speaker at higher-education industry
conferences, at events designed for members of the news media, and as a guest on radio and public-television shows.


"Filled to the brim with useful facts and even-handed analyses, this book provides cogent answers for parents, students, lawmakers, and anyone else who has questions about our colleges and universities-why they cost so much, are they worth the price, how technology is changing the way they teach, who is responsible for their performance." -- Derek Bok, President Emeritus, Harvard University

"As a nationally regarded reporter, Goldie Blumenstyk brings a unique and objective perspective to the nation's rapidly changing higher education context. This book is an impressive, comprehensive overview of the most pressing-and sometimes controversial-issues confronting higher education today." -- Jamie Merisotis, President, Lumina Foundation

"American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know is a comprehensive analysis of the entire spectrum of colleges and universities in the U.S. Rather than cherry-picking facts to fit a pre-conceived 'disruption hypothesis, ' Goldie Blumenstyk provides a clear and concise explanation of the challenges and opportunities confronting the disparate sectors of higher education. This well-researched and well-written book will be useful to students and parents as well as those who seek to understand the full complexity of post-secondary education in the U.S. today." --Mary Sue Coleman, President Emerita, University of Michigan

"Goldie Blumenstyk brings knowledge and insight to the higher education debate. This book is even-handed and smart, and shapes some abstruse, political issues into a brisk, compelling read." --John Katzman, former CEO of The Princeton Review & 2U; Founder and CEO of Noodle

"Overall Blumenstyk gives us an important alternative to the doom and gloom that infects many contemporary discussions of higher education. The deep experience she brings to the subject is refreshing in its detail and accuracy, packaged in an eminently readable format. For someone who has questions about the difficulties facing higher education today, and is looking to understand the potential solutions to those problems being debated now, Blumenstyk provides all the answers." --The Review of Higher Education

"[American Higher Education in Crisis?] will probably be most useful for anyone starting cold and looking to get a handle on higher education issues. It is a must-read for any worried parents of high school upperclassmen, interns, and new-to-the-beat journalists, but readers of any knowledge level will inevitably learn something." --Journal of Student Financial Aid

"Here's a winner, a book for all board members, from a long-time reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education...[The] book displays a reporter's gift for clear exposition, a keen sense for best sources, and the deeper knowledge of a scholar. An entire board might read it prior to a planning retreat." --Trusteeship Magazine