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    Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough Paul Tough ò 8 Summary Review The Years That Matter Most First up this isn’t a guide on how to get into college Nor is it reassurance that it doesn’t matter which college you get into Instead it’s an examination of the college playing field and not only will you better understand just how tilte

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    Review The Years That Matter Most (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most There were about two weeks where I seriously considered studying in the United States However after filling up one page of the nightmare that is the Common App I asked myself if I would actually go study at any American college if I got accepted I realized that my answer was mm probably not I just wanna know if I can get in That's n

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most In The Years That Matter Most Paul Tough asks whether Americans should go to universityDoes meritorious social mobility exist in America or h

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough Review The Years That Matter Most Paul Tough’s new book is an addition to the literature of how the elite college applications process in the US while always tied to

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    Review The Years That Matter Most Paul Tough ò 8 Summary Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough Of all the college and meritocracy books this is the best and the most interesting Tough cuts through the data and the hype and offers a timely analysis of ineuality and meritocracy as it relates to the college admissions process In sum it is not really a meritocracy The SAT correlates with family income Elite colleges tak

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most I'm not exactly sure where to start with this book I suppose the best thing I can say about it is this in ten years when I look back on the second stage of my career I imagine I will look back at this book as the light that illuminated my path In other words I found Tough's book to be moving profound and inspiring I felt a

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    Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most I have worked in this field for 20 years and not only does Tough get it he sees far beyond most of us who can’t see beyond our trenches He is a evocative writer who will make you desperately care about where a girl from the Bronx gets into college He does an overview of educational policy that has led us to this perilous place that made so many things clear that weren’t before I read this bookA mark of a great book is knowing the rig

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most College is supposed to be the path to social mobility in the United States but that doesn't seem to be true any There are exceptions but on average rich students go to elite schools and stay rich middle class students go to non elite schools and stay middle class and poor students don't go to college or drop out with debt Tough asks why thi

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most This book is really a collection of essays some effective than others It would have benefited from a closer editing of the anecdotes and straw man arguments Tough's previous work How Children Succeed was enjoyable though I r

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) The Years That Matter Most Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough Review The Years That Matter Most absolutely outstanding breaks down some important information about our higher education system and features some truly incredible anecdotes I teared up towards the end My higher ed friends MUST read this book especially because a lot of it is taking a look our class many of the interviewees in this book were in college from 2013 2017 It is relevant information for those of us taking on various roles in higher education

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Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough The Years That Matter Most Free download ✓ 8 Paul Tough ò 8 Summary “Indelible and extraordinary” Tara Westover author of Educated A Memoir New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice The best selling author of  How Children Succeed returns with a powerful mind changing inuiry into higher education in the United States Does college still work Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students t. There were about two weeks where I seriously considered studying in the United States However after filling up one page of the nightmare that is the Common App I asked myself if I would actually go study at any American college if I got accepted I realized that my answer was mm probably not I just wanna know if I can get in That s not a good enough reason and so I stopped Reading this made me realize how incredibly happy I am with my decision The Years That Matter Most How College Makes or Breaks Us is an interesting look at American colleges With careful research Tough discusses the flaws of the American tertiary education He highlights the flaws of the acceptance system discusses social mobility describes the academic struggles of low income students and digs deep into various solutions There s a lot to think about in this book It was deeply disappointing to see how for profit colleges work Tough shows that colleges end up calculating how much each student is worth for them and creating a tuition for each student based on what they would pay It s wild to consider that colleges have such an impact on people s futures and yet these decisions aren t being made by people who have their best interests at heartHowever how can a college actually determine who to accept I find it unfair that American college applications reuire so much personal information It becomes about your ability to turn your life into an inspirational story Interviews essays and all of that seem to simply test your ability to market yourself and not much else Tough highlights how standardized tests are a direct reflection of the financial situation of the student which is obviously unfair What is the alternative Aren t there better ways to determine who will succeed in an academic setting There s a chapter where Tough discusses the way students choose universities Students from educated families end up deciding based on the highest ranked college that accepts them Students without this have other considerations such as their comfort distance from home and familiarity This shows the way students from lower income families might give up on a high ranking university despite having the skills to succeed there Tough really manages to bring this to life by describing two students and showing their decision making process My favorite chapter was the one where Tough talks about university education I have courses where professors gleefully announce that a lot of the class will fail and that it s on purpose To me if you re a professor and much of your class is failing it s a sign that you are failing as a professor and as a teacher It makes me really sad to see how beautiful subjects are ruined by this weird form of elitism as if a class average of 60 implies the subject is somehow respectful As a counter example Tough tells about a college professor who worked on making sure students pass their first year It was inspirational to see how with great effort it is possible to really make a huge difference for students who really need it It made me think about how little most universities do in order to guarantee this I wonder if professors from such courses realize that there are students that end up leaving the profession because such exams convince them they can t make it ahem Economics watch me migrate to Business In many ways this book is just a list of problems and several failed solutions Everywhere Tough looks he finds yet another institutional problem that hurts the weakest members of our society It s very thoroughly researched but it s also just very overwhelming to see how systematic this all is Does everyone need a college education It seems that the most educated countries stand only at 50% Tough describes the challenges of working in a trade and the way a degree can open doors and create opportunities At the same time I feel like I didn t come to university to get a job and I get the impression my professors don t see themselves as work training What is the role exactly of university education With coronavirus and online learning I feel like we re beginning to ask the necessary uestions Is the university set up actually relevant for 2020 Can we do better What s the actual benefit of studying in an auditorium with hundreds of other students apart from new friendships thank god for my auditorium Ethics friends Is there a point of an exam without open material considering in life afterwards you always have all of the material What exactly is university meant to give us My one criticism about this book is that it s not international at all I think that s a shame because this conversation is global I would have loved to see how top universities especially in Asia and Europe compare Do global universities offer social mobility What about non profit universities Is university accessible in other countries To conclude this is really a recommended book It s well researched and written well If you re wondering about the flaws of American colleges this gives a good introduction What I m Taking with Me I ve been looking at European universities like who here wants to let me do a Phd in Politics after only having an MBA and a Bachelors Anyone Pls isn t it a thing to suggest running a country like a business Won t my knowledge in businesses help me understand how governments should work let me live my dreams without actually doing a second masters And yet in the same time I m like idk I thought I d like the academic world than I actually do and that really makes me uestion what will be next after my degree which I realize is in a while but I m nothing if not an overplanner Colleges consider both American Black students and African and Caribbean foreign students as Black students Obviously they have very different experiences especially when considering most of those foreign exchange students are very wealthy It kind of feels like cheating I mean a rich Ghanaian will live a good life without Yale Shouldn t such universities spend time empowering those who are in greater need of help Before reading this book I thought colleges were messed up but now after finishing it I realize that I had no idea just how bad things are Review to come

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The Years That Matter Most

Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough The Years That Matter Most Free download ✓ 8 Paul Tough ò 8 Summary Rying to find their way with hope joy and frustration through the application process and into college Drawing on new research the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy researchers working to unloc. I m not exactly sure where to start with this book I suppose the best thing I can say about it is this in ten years when I look back on the second stage of my career I imagine I will look back at this book as the light that illuminated my path In other words I found Tough s book to be moving profound and inspiring I felt a rollercoaster of emotions while reading this anger sadness and elation resulting in literal tears a burning desire to create change crushed ten pages later by disillusionment in a rigged and self perpetuating system of exclusion just to name a few While much of the focus is on elite institutions many of which can spend six figures a year on students that already have affluence and advantage because of billion dollar endowments I still feel it was an important read as a community college professor and department head Many of our students are the underrepresented underprepared lower income first generation and minority students that it seems many of the selective institutions have created false marketing claims about serving while truly protecting elitist interests After reading in my view the absurdly corrupt practices of the College Board I m even a fan of our multiple measure practices for placement in curriculum courses It s a shame my alma mater Clemson University even comes across uncaring but it s no real surprise On the positive side I have new heroes in Uri Treisman and David Laude There are dozens of ideas in my head now about what I want to do for our students It s exciting albeit a bit scary but there s a passage written about Laude that will serve as my new grounding theme and rally cry In the past he d always put the responsibility for students failure in his class on someone else on the students subpar high schools or their disengaged families or on the students themselves Now he decided the responsibility really lay with him It his students failed it was because he was letting them fail Tough 213And so it is

Paul Tough ò 8 Summary

Free read Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Paul Tough The Years That Matter Most Free download ✓ 8 Paul Tough ò 8 Summary K the mysteries of the college student brain and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates With insight humor and passion Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility The Years That Matter Most will change the way you think not just about higher education but about the nation itself. College is supposed to be the path to social mobility in the United States but that doesn t seem to be true any There are exceptions but on average rich students go to elite schools and stay rich middle class students go to non elite schools and stay middle class and poor students don t go to college or drop out with debt Tough asks why this is happening looking at everything from standardized testing and test prep to lack of funding to college rankings that reward enrolling rich students focusing on the real lives of students The Years That Matter Most strikes to the heart of what isn t working about college in America

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Years That Matter Most
  • Paul Tough
  • en
  • 11 March 2020
  • 9780544944480