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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.

10. 'What Is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education,' edited by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Harry Lewis

This collection of essays condemns the devaluation of the liberal arts in favor of higher-earning fields in the sciences. The authors argue that liberal arts education that is rich in the humanities provides students with tools they will need to act as self-governing citizens in a democracy.

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