'The Years That Matter Most’ by Paul Tough

Premiere DateSep 12, 2019
00:00 Show Opening
01:08 It’s Yours H. Kink
01:12 Episode Intro
03:13 It’s Yours (Cont’d) H. Kink
04:00 Interview with Paul Tough, Part 1
16:11 Nice Like That H. Kink
18:26 Interview with Paul Tough, Part 2
34:22 Kill All the Rats H. Kink
35:49 Episode Outro
37:05 Kill All the Rats (Cont’d) H. Kink
38:39 Finish

‘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.

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