Claudia Dreifus and Andrew Hacker

Authors of the highly acclaimed ‘Higher Education?” — Renowned sociologist, Andrew Hacker and New York Times writer, Claudia Dreifus — confront American Higher Education and the lost sight of its primary mission: the education of today’s youth.

  • Authors of the acclaimed Higher Education?
  • Andrew Hacker is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, where he often writes about issues in higher education. He has also authored numerous textbooks and nine trade books including the 1992 best-seller, “Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal” widely hailed as one of the best American works about race.
  • Claudia Dreifus is a journalist, educator and lecturer, producer of the weekly feature “Conversation with…” of the Science Section of the New York Times, and known for her interviews with leading figures in world politics and science

Higher Education

A timely and provocative book…researched and welcome addition to the debate.

- Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics

… sure to stir a badly needed uproar in the world of higher education….

- Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities and Letters to a Young Teacher

Higher Education? raises piercing questions about how a respected sector of our society is failing our young people. Hacker and Dreifus unsparingly show where our colleges and universities have lost their principles and purpose. This book will spark a national debate that has been lacking, but is nonetheless essential.

- University of Notre Dame