Arum and Roksa’s Important New Book “Aspiring Adults Adrift”

I just got my copy.  As I read it, I will post comments under the category “Comments on ‘Aspiring Adults Adrift'”.

If you haven’t read their critically important first book “Academically Adrift”, I highly recommend it.  In previous posts, I have used some of the material from that book.  For now, I will repeat a couple of their discoveries that I think are particularly important.

Students are reguired to study 45% less than in the 60′s, and 35% less than in 1980.

Gain in critical skills is next to nothing. That gain used to be one sigma.

This was less dependence on the university’s selectivity than one migh expect.

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