Studied success : Crossing the finish line: completing college at America's public universities by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos & Michael S. McPherson [book review]
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Patricia Kerslake
Book review of: Crossing the Finish LineThis book has been written for a highly specialised group – educational policy-makers in USA’s higher education sector. It is not couched in terms sympathetic to any other Venn subset, nor does it offer apologies for its sharp and unforgiving focus. Indeed, whenexamined through the appropriate lens, a lack of such focus would be entirely detrimental to the usefulness of the contents. And the information in this book is most definitely intended for use. Claiming to be for ‘the generalist as well as the specialist’ (preface, xii), is probably the authors’ only disingenuity since theinformation in this publication is not designed for generalistsalthough it may be interrogated in the same manner as a database.