Friday, June 3, 2011

Menand on Academically Adrift and others

Leading off with a delicious observation on the difference between Princeton and CUNY students, Louis Menand reviews Academically Adrift in the June 6, 2011 issue of the New Yorker. He cites a criticism of the book's statistics in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The average effect of college is different than the effect of an elite college, but I still thought of recent work by Dale and Krueger revisiting the latter.