Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life

Book - 2014
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A Yale professor evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781476702711
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 24 cm


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Oct 27, 2014

I have not yet read this book, but I heard a long interview with the author and I find his argument compelling. We spent time at Yale and when it came time to send our own child to college, we steered him away from the Ivies and from the huge state universities (where these days, most undergraduate courses are taught by grad students or underpaid adjunct faculty) and straight towards the many small liberal arts campuses that treat their students as individuals and provide excellent mentorship for undergrads (as far as I am concerned, the Ivies are best at graduate study). Another excellent book for parents and high school students is "Colleges that Change Lives."

Oct 02, 2014

A silly, silly book, although I agree with the overall ideas and opinions of the author, the point of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, et cetera, is indeed a criminal system to turn out future criminals and their lackeys. As Gerard Celente phrases it: /// The trouble with America is bullets, bombs, banks, Harvard, Princeton and Yale! \\\ It is the super-criminals' comparable training system, much in the way baseball and football have their minor leagues, some eventually moving up to the majors. The author appears not to grasp the system. If I ever run into an honest Harvard grad, this author will be the first to know it!

Sayford Aug 23, 2014

the problem with the book is that the author believes that everybody has his values HYP,etc current grads value making a-lot of money in investment banking,etc is what motivates them,the author doesn't understand this,they don't want to be poets...


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