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  • The New Education

  • How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
  • By: Cathy N. Davidson
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Cook
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy.

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  • a liberal with no new answers

  • By Peter K. on 12-11-18

More liberal than educational

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Reviewed: 06-30-18

While author clearly shows knowledge on the history of education, she fails to separate her proposals of improvement for higher Ed from her liberal/socialist political agenda, including awkward citations to Karl Marx. In summary, she would love to take as much tax payers money as possible and spend it at will in higher ed including free tuition, high salaries to faculty, and no real requirement or accountability to any counter part to show that this money was actually worth spending.

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