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Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education

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Since the early 1980s, the rapidly increasing cost of college, together with what many see as inadequate attention to teaching, has elicited a barrage of protest. Buying the Best looks at the realities behind these criticisms--at the economic factors that are in fact driving the institutions that have been described as machines without brakes. In designing his study, Charles Clotfelter examines the escalation in spending in the arts and sciences at four elite institutions: Harvard, Duke, Chicago, and Carleton. He argues ...

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Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education
2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691631080

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Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education
2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691601366

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Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education
1996, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691026428

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