The Presumption of the Technocrats, Redux

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In a review titled “The End of College? Not So Fast,” published by the Chronicle of Higher Education yesterday, Donald E. Heller provides a very thoughtful and substantive critique of Kevin Carey’s The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere.

You may recall that I discussed Blaine Grateman’s review of this book for the New Republic in a post titled “The Presumption of the Technocrats” []

Heller’s review provides a nice complement to Grateman’s review and to my post. Indeed, it is all the more noteworthy because Carey has been a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Here are several of the early paragraphs:

“In his new book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, Kevin Carey lays out a dystopian future for American higher education as we know it. Colleges and…

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