Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
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Product Number: Z100089178
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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ISBN: #9781494522902
Narrator/s: Mel Foster
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's 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. 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 Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions.

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Author(s): William Deresiewicz
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Aug 19, 2014

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Excellent Sheep
Product Number: BX00036635
Product Number:DD13164
Product Number:Z100089178

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CD
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Author(s): William Deresiewicz
Narrator(s): Mel Foster
Product Number DD13164
Released: Aug 19, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494502904
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Author(s): William Deresiewicz
Product Number EB00560953
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: #9781476702735

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