Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever

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From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers’ pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn discovered that the temple of higher learning he had expected was instead just another arena for more gamesmanship, snobbery,… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Anchor (May 19, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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