Product details



  • Publisher : Arrow (4 Mar. 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1784756377
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1784756376
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.9 cm



We're told that universities are our greatest driver of social mobility. But it's a lie.

The Inequality Machine is a damning exposé of how the university system ingrains injustice at every level of American society.

Paul Tough, bestselling author of How Children Succeed, exposes a world where small-town colleges go bust, while the most prestigious raise billions every year; where overstretched admissions officers are forced to pick rich candidates over smart ones; where black and working-class students are left to sink or swim on uncaring campuses. Along the way, he uncovers cutting-edge research from the academics leading the way to a new kind of university - one where students succeed not because of their background, but because of the quality of their minds.

The result is a call-to-arms for universities that work for everyone, and a manual for how we can make it happen.

'Humanizes the process of higher education . . . Fascinating stories about efforts to remediate class disparities in higher education' New Yorker




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