The Miseducation of American College Students

As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways and have trouble finding a sense of purpose. William Deresiewicz, author of the new book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life, joined us to explain how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates with whom he has corresponded over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions.

  • Book Event
  • Tuesday, August 19, 7:30pm
  • Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland

For more information on the book, visit his website.

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