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4Solid book I heard Tough on the Longform Podcast and was intrigued enough to buy it that day I think this is an important book to accompany the discussion on education that s happening across the US He brings important discoveries on tuition, testing and just a personal touch that can change lives and hopefully change policy He takes a couple shots in there too, love that part.Only downside He did an immense amount of reporting which means he wants it all in there, there s a couple chapters that were skimmers, otherwise an excellent book Highly recommend. Saw this book on Bill Gates list of books he was interested in reading I have one son in college, another in his senior year of high school, and a freshman in high school As a college senior many years ago, I worked in the admissions office of my college, and thought I had a pretty good idea of how the admissions process worked.Not only do I have a better understanding of the mechanics of college admissions, I have a much greater appreciation for the inequity inherent in higher education We do ourselves no favors when we deny opportunity to students based solely on their standardized scores we re depriving ourselves of the next generation of doctors, policy makers, leaders, entrepreneurs whose experiences would enrich the work they do and benefit everyone I m grateful for Tough s book I have a much different appreciation of the role of a college education in social mobility and the many obstacles students from less advantaged backgrounds face when they attempt to secure that mobility Highly recommended. [Download] ♸ The Years That Matter Most ☰ Indelible And Extraordinary Tara Westover, Author Of Educated A Memoir, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice The Best Selling Author Of How Children Succeed Returns With A Powerful, Mind Changing Inquiry Into Higher Education In The United States Does College Still Work Is The System Designed Just To Protect The Privileged And Leave Everyone Else Behind Or Can A College Education Today Provide Real Opportunity To Young Americans Seeking To Improve Their Station In Life The Years That Matter Most Tells The Stories Of Students Trying To Find Their Way, With Hope, Joy, And Frustration, Through The Application Process And Into College Drawing On New Research, The Book Reveals How The Landscape Of Higher Education Has Shifted In Recent Decades And Exposes The Hidden Truths Of How The System Works And Whom It Works For And It Introduces Us To The People Who Really Make Higher Education Go Admissions Directors Trying To Balance The Class And Balance The Budget, College Board Officials Scrambling To Defend The SAT In The Face Of Mounting Evidence That It Favors The Wealthy, Researchers Working To Unlock The Mysteries Of The College Student Brain, And Educators Trying To Transform Potential Dropouts Into Successful Graduates With Insight, Humor, And Passion, Paul Tough Takes Readers On A Journey From Ivy League Seminar Rooms To Community College Welding Shops, From Giant Public Flagship Universities To Tiny Experimental Storefront Colleges Whether You Are Facing Your Own Decision About College Or Simply Care About The American Promise Of Social Mobility, The Years That Matter Most Will Change The Way You Think Not Just About Higher Education, But About The Nation Itself Of all the college and meritocracy books, this is the best and the most interesting Tough cuts through the data and the hype and offers a timely analysis of inequality and meritocracy as it relates to the college admissions process In sum, it is not really a meritocracy The SAT correlates with family income Elite colleges take mostly rich kids And it actually does matter which college you go to He also debunks the dumb trope about how people should skip college to become welders making 100k See Marco Rubio Turns out you have to go to college to be a welder and you only make 35k The one thing that I think is missing from some of these books is an attempt to think through other reasons for a college education besides future income maybe like learning to think and be a human or whatever I get that with college being so expensive these days, you really want to make sure you can earn money afterwards and it still might be the best way to evaluate the decision to attend or not or which college to go to, but I do just want to note that there are other benefits to those 4 years. This is a very good book, if not exactly what the title implies It is about college, but the focus is admission to college, primarily by minority, first generation and economically disadvantaged students The first half of the book is an indictment of the SAT, and to a much lesser extent the ACT The author, Paul Tough, argues that the SAT is almost totally irrelevant to aptitude, and that the main thing it tests is the wealth of the test takers As one involved in a test optional liberal arts college that certainly confirms our experience The second half of the book sets forth different experiments experience in programs which demonstrate the possibility at a minimum or the proof at a maximum that poorly prepared and low SAT scoring but highly motiviated students at the top of their high school class can succeed at the highest level in the most selective colleges There is, to be sure, a distance between demonstrating that disadvantaged students who reach college without the same educational background or preparation or wealth as students who do better on SAT testing in part because they study for the tests can do as well as advantaged students, and having them do so on a consistent basis But even if they work consistently implementing the programs suggested by Tough across the board will take time, education of the professors and institutions and resources, but also may likely result in of the meritocracy we certainly I like to think America is, or at least should be I bought copies of this book for all the people I work with at the college. This was a fascinating, infuriating, and heartening read We need to change the way we are currently doing college, starting with those stupid US News rankings and moving on to finding a way to fund it for everyone who wants and needs it. It s really easy to answer the question of the value of college from a single lens today, whether you are directly using your education or not, the kind of profession you are in, the environment around you and your culture What Paul Tough did here that I found very interesting was looking at college from all the different angles and views From the college admissions process, to standardized tests, to the rich who apply to college, the poor and the data on studies in between including some cool historical data Constantly flipping through these different narratives gave a nice broad picture of the US education system it was very fun and engaging to read.Didn t know about this book until I saw Rick Klau s review on Goodreads so thanks for that. Great book, a surprisingly compelling read, on how exclusionary colleges are the scourge of social mobility Grounded in some heartbreaking personal stories of how elitism affects POC and lower class students, you get a real sense of the structural racism embedded in the higher education system The author writes clearly and even handedly, even when he is deservedly outraged, such as when he discovers how bogus the reports on SAT effectiveness are, courtesy of the corporation that profits off of standardized testing. absolutely outstanding breaks down some important information about our higher education system and features some truly incredible anecdotes I teared up towards the end My higher ed friends MUST read this book, especially because a lot of it is taking a look our class many of the interviewees in this book were in college from 2013 2017 It is relevant information for those of us taking on various roles in higher education. I have worked in this field for 20 years and not only does Tough get it, he sees far beyond most of us who can t see beyond our trenches He is a evocative writer who will make you desperately care about where a girl from the Bronx gets into college He does an overview of educational policy that has led us to this perilous place that made so many things clear that weren t before I read this book.A mark of a great book is knowing the right people to talk to By highlighting the work of Angel and Jon, he demonstrates his deep understanding of the issues in admissions I thought the highlight would be the chapters that feature friends of mine, but the final 100 pages, which is a surprisingly fascinating indictment of how calculus is taught in college is fantastic I know, I know but trust me it s the most riveting 100 pages you will read.The ending is a call to arms, and asks what kind of nation do we want to be It s as powerful as anything I ve ever read.I ve read a lot of great books this year but nothing compares to this It is the best book of the year.