Scholars Question New Book's Gloom on Education
Doubts are raised about study behind 'Academically Adrift'
It has been a busy month for Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. In mid-January, the University of Chicago Press published their gloomy account of the quality of undergraduate education, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.
Since then the two sociologists have been through a torrent of radio interviews and public lectures. In the first days after the book's release, they had to handle a certain amount of breathless...