Paul Tough: THE YEARS THAT MATTER MOST: HOW COLLEGE MAKES OR BREAKS US


Paul Tough: THE YEARS THAT MATTER MOST: HOW COLLEGE MAKES OR BREAKS US
Event date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location

Ciné Athens
234 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Avid Bookshop, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and UGA Institute of Higher Education present author Paul Tough in celebration of his newest book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. This event will take place on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Cine Athens lab and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


ABOUT THE BOOK:

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Paul Tough is the author of Helping Children Succeed and How Children Succeed, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists and was translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to the public-radio program This American Life. You can learn more about his work at paultough.com and follow him on Twitter @paultough.

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544944480
Availability: In our warehouse - will get to you in ~2-5 business days.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 10th, 2019

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