Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz 2014
Read: 2015
Education/Leadership, Non-Fiction

This book was recommended to me by a Mira Costa graduate who is now a college sophomore. It is a damning report on the level of instruction at the college level. Having had a son just go through college, I believe that great teaching in many colleges is the exception. It also discusses how our students play the game of getting into college, and that is no easy thing to read. It’s a great book for parents and educators. Let’s help our students to be their best and more importantly, to find out who they are. Their focus should not be impressing other with achievements that may or may not matter. This book certainly has thoughts on that. I recommend it. Look up Stephen Colbert’s interview of Mr. Deresiewicz for insight and laughs.


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