How College Makes Or Breaks Us

Sep 20, 2019

Does college still work like it's supposed to? That's the question at the heart of journalist Paul Tough's latest book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Does college still work? That's the question at the heart of journalist Paul Tough's latest book, The Years That Matter Most. He wanted to know if the college system is actually the ladder to upward mobility that we've long believed it is, or if the system merely serves to protect the advantages of the privileged few while leaving everyone else behind. Tough spent the past six years looking for answers, and he joins us to share what he's learned about how college makes or breaks us.

Paul Tough is the author of four books on education and child development. His latest is The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].