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Posted October 2, 2013
We all know that the education system is "broken," and current trends (paired with budget woes) are leaving many students with a bare-bones curriculum that teaches only subjects deemed as "necessities." Vohra tears into the assumption that focusing on just a few skills equals a good education, and promotes a more holistic approach that allows students to think for themselves instead of becoming cogs in a wheel.
Instead of churning out "drones" that can competently -- but not skillfully -- perform cookie-cutter tasks, this book suggests that schools teach analytical skills and encourage students to better understand the world. And I agree.
Posted September 14, 2013
It explores the myths, "secrets", out right lies, and the very profitable business of getting into college.
This book was an eye-opener, exploring various fallacies and misconceptions associated with the college
admissions process. Written with clarity and wit, the author paints a clear and surprising picture of the "tricks"
to get into a "good" school, what measures that many wealthy people take to make sure that their children are admitted,
and what quality of education (vs. perceived quality) you/your child really receives in college. This book keeps your attention
by revealing facts, statistics, and scenarios relevant to anyone who is going to college or have a child that will be entering
college in the future. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 5. It was one of kind and very informative!