10 must-read books about higher education in America

Check out these 10 books for a thorough grounding in where higher education stands in the US today.

By , Monitor contributor

3. 'How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation,' by Marc Bousquet

What’s it like to teach in a university? This unflinching book answers that question and shows how universities exploit instructors with low-paid non-tenure track positions. Labor leader Marc Bousquet investigates the working conditions in today’s academy, where instructors often earn less than $16,000 a year without benefits. This is a must-read for anyone considering a career in higher education.

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