When Did College Turn So Cruel?
Frank Bruni, The New York Times
In the current era of technology and automation, college is the new high school, but the share of Americans finishing it hasn’t grown at nearly that kind of pace. According to the Census Bureau, about 35 percent of Americans 25 years or older have earned four-year college degrees or more, in comparison with about 21 percent 30 years ago.
That needn’t be so, says author Paul Tough. His new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, provides portraits of schools and programs that model a better way.