EDUCATION

Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

Rutgers Univ. May 2019. 216p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780813593500. $94.95; pap. ISBN 9780813593494. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9780813593517. ED
COPY ISBN
Taylor (higher education, Univ. of North Texas, Denton; Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development) and Cantwell (higher, adult, & lifelong education, Michigan State Univ.; coeditor, High Participation Systems of Higher Education) explore inequality among U.S. colleges and universities. This thoroughly researched volume provides new classifications for institutions, which will have readers flipping back and forth to keep up with the terminology. Most institutions are under the classification “vulnerable.” Those who invest themselves in higher education, whether by working in academia or choosing a school for themselves or their children, will appreciate this book, if only to put into perspective the areas of struggle that leaders in higher education are focusing on: reputation and revenue, rather than education or research. Many may find themselves wishing their institutions’ presidents and CEOs would read this title.
VERDICT This slim but supremely dense academic work offers insight into the business of education from the point of view of researchers who care about education for education’s sake.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

TOP STORIES

LIBRARY EDUCATION

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COMMUNITY FORM

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.