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

Perfect grades, docile minds. Does this describe your life leading up to and including your college experience?
At this special Reunion Homecoming 2014 event, William Deresiewicz will read from his new book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. After the reading, he will answer questions and engage in conversation with former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, Julie Lythcott-Haims ('89).
Deresiewicz is an author and former Yale professor. In Excellent Sheep, he levies sharp criticism on the current system of elite American education, the phenomenon of tiger parenting, and college essay counselors. His book is directed at everyone who collaborates in mindless meritocracy, including students, teachers, parents, and university alums. Deresiewicz and Dean Julie will discuss the pitfalls of the elite education machine in America, and explore what a meaningful and rewarding college education should truly involve.
The Stanford Bookstore will be selling copies of Excellent Sheep at the event.

Details

When:

Thursday, October 23, 2014. 03:30 PM

Where:

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Sponsor:

Center for Ethics in Society

Contact:

(650) 736-6247
lchang7@stanford.edu

Admission:

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for Homecoming is NOT required for this event, and no RSVP is necessary.