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America is being held back by the uality and uantity of learning in college This is a true educational emergency Many college graduates cannot think critically write effectively solve problems understand complex iss. I actually cursed out loud at the television when listening to the president's State of the Union speech; at one point he recommended making three year college degrees available suggesting a dessicated view of college education as mere credentialing rather than authentic higher learning There's a lot of that going around but it seemed unworthy of him given his own academic background and the hopes for a change away from the anti intellectualist populism of the W years Co authors Keeling and Hersh have provided the most cogent and stimulating analysis and recommendations to confront the crisis in American higher education that I've yet read and I've suggested to the chair of our Faculty Development committee that our college faculty all be given a copy as a way of catalyzing a facilitated campus discussion about the culture of learning or lack of it where I teach Reading this book made me feel like I found some solid footing after years of the sensation of being swept back by the inexorable tide of consumerism and passivity under which our collegiate culture is drowning

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Were Losing Our MindsUes or meet employers' expectations We are losing our minds and endangering our social economic and scientific leadership Critics say higher education costs too much and should be efficient But the real problem is v. Very intelligent critiue of American higher education that is deeply informed by neuroscience developmental psychology and social organization theory that is also balanced with passionately argued practical considerations for implementing real reforms and change for higher learning

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Were Losing Our Minds Free read À 0 Ì America is being held back by the uality and uantity of learning in college This is a true educational emergency Many college graduates cannot think critically write effectively solve problems understand complex issues or meet employers' expectations We are losing our minds—and endangering our social econoAlue not cost; financial 'solutions' alone won't work In this book Keeling and Hersh argue that the only solution making learning the highest priority in college demands fundamental change throughout higher educatio. Read the first half throw the second half out Great in identifying the issues and problems not so insightful when it comes to solutions Suggestions are incremental improvements at best