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DIY U Presskit

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$14.95 US • $16.45 CAN
 
 Paperback 
ISBN 97816035823465  x 8 
208 paes
Pub Date: April 2010
Eupunks, Eupreneurs, an the Cin Transfratin f Hiher Eucatin
Anya Kamenetz
Te ld sysem  higher educain, unchanged r a cenury, is crumbling.echnlgy and innvain are kncking dwn he ivy-cvered walls. Wha’s aking heir place? Pulizer nminee and FasCmpany sa wrier Anya Kamenez examines where we’ve been and where we’re ging in ne  he ms imprancall--arms  he decade:
 DIY U 
.Fr 20 years, he price  cllege uiin increased mre han any her majr gd r service. Nine u  10 Americanhigh schl senirs wan  g  cllege, ye he U.S. has allen rm wrld leader  nly he enh ms educaed nain.Graduaing sudens are en greeed n wih jbs and picke-ences, bu wih unprecedened levels  ederal and privaesuden lan deb. Our chice is clear: radically change he way higher educain is delivered, r resign urselves  nevereeing his ms basic demand.Par hw- manual r parens and sudens, par reaise n mdern educain and sciey -
 DIY U 
describes a new syle educain – smehing much ligher, mre permeable, and uid.
 DIY U 
gives he big picure, daring  envisin an edu-cain sysem r he new millennium.
DIY U
- http://iyubk.c
 
Anya Kamenetz
is a sta writer fr
Fast Company 
aazine.
The Village Voice
ninate herfr a Pulitzer Prize fr cntributins t the feature series
Generation Debt 
which becae a bk in 2006. She has written fr the
ew York Times
appeare n CNN an Natinal Public Rai,an been feature as a “Yah Finance Expert.” A frequent speaker natinwie, Kaenetz blsat Fastcpany.c, The Huntn Pst, an iyubk.c. She lives in Brklyn with herhusban.
Kamenetz shows us ‘higher education’ as a crumbling acade. It doesn’t work well or deliver on its promise. Meanwhile, a thousand alternative fowers are beginning to bloom and the means or any o us to educateourselves have become available. Let’s get on with it.— James Marcus Bach,
auhr  
ecrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar 
 A ascinating and provocative book.— John Merrow 
Educain Crrespnden,
 
PBS
 NewsHour 
 , and Presiden, Learning Maters, Inc.
Author Events Coordinator, Jenna Dimmick 
 jiick@chelseareen.c802.229.4900 ext.120
For media inquiries contact Elliott Bent:
ellitt@ksefcus.c802.229.4900 ext. 112
http://chelseareen.c
Digital Press Kit:http://media.chelseagreen.com/diyu
 
dvance Praise for
DIY U
EdUPUNKS, EdUPRENEURS, ANd THE ComINg TRANSFoRmATIoN oF HIgHER EdUCATIoN
 
By nya Kamenetz
“. . . a huge alen.”
—Sephen J. Dubner, cauhr  
Freakonomics
ub Date April 2010 • ISBN:
971605246
• $14.95US •
5 3/8 x  3/8
Paperback • Current Events/Education
“Anya Kamenez oers a houghul and much-needed call o rehink higher educaionin a world o spiraling uiion coss, a 50 percen college drop-ou rae and a growingundersanding ha he one-size-fs-all college model is broken. According o Kamenez,i’s high ime o pu suden learning a he cener o he educaional process. Tis book is no ony a smar and orward-hinking ook a new and exciing rends in se-direcedhigher earning, is aso a smar resource guide or sudens and heir amiies anxiouso ake heir educaion ino heir own hands”
—Daniel H. Pink, auhr  
 Drive and A Whole New Mind
“A vibran democracy depends on vibran educaion. Anya Kamenez shows a way oshake up educaion o release more poenial a every level. Te ransiion won’ be easy or insiuions mired in he pas, bu sudens will have more—and beter—opions ina world in which knowledge increasingly mus bypass gaekeepers and fnd new pahs.”
—Nami Wl, besselling auhr  
Te End of America
and
Give Me Liberty
 Anya Kamenez riiany reveas he iogic and waseu inequiies o Americas indaih in higher educaion. Her book will be devasaing or older people who sill believeone more graduae degree is he road o personal success and a prosperous economy.ounger people will eel relie ha someone has fnally old he ruh abou heirpredicamen. Kamenez oers a radically dieren way o hink abou he uure andshe gives young people a more raional and promising way o hink abou heirs.”
—William Greider, auhr 
Come Home, America: Te Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country
 , and Nainal Aairs Crrespnden r
Te Nation
 
 Wha is he “ransrmain” ha will be happening  higher educain? Why des i need rans-rming?Hw can smene gure u i he cllege pah hey are cnsidering makes sense r heir liegals? Wha innvains in higher educain d yu nd ms exciing?Shuld i be public plicy  ge every 18 year ld g  cllege? Which career pahs are bes served by he mre-radiinal mdel  higher educain and which by he newly emerging mdels? Are here areas  sudy ha simply can’ exis uside  a radi-inal cllege srucure? Wha’s in i r educars? I a pressr sars incrpraing scial newrking echnlgy inheir eaching, are hey hasening he demise  heir career? Will adminisrars and insrucrsa radiinal universiies and clleges be a reacinary rce rying  sp he evluin  hesysem, r will hey be a rce r psiive cnribuin? wha exen des he higher educain sysem need  adap  a changing ecnmy, and wha exen des he ecnmy need  adap  changing educain, r example emplyerslearning  respec he skills  jb candidaes wh have pursued nn-radiinal learning pahs? Wh d yu hink will bene ms rm reading and undersanding yur bk, sudens ry-ing  decide heir nex sep? Parens rying  cme  erms wih heir child’s nn-radiinalchice? Or plicy makers and adminisrars a radiinal clleges rying  make decisins ha will atrac incming sudens?
Questions for Anya Kamenetz
Story Ideas
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Rejeced rm cllege? 21s cenury ways r sudens  chase heir dreams.
o
Accepance leters are nw a prblem: radiinal universiies and heir skyrckeinguiins.
o
Scial media and higher-ed: n jus r prcrasinars anymre.
o
echnlgy and is new dynamic rle in educain.
o
Disance educain: sluin r ad?
o
Online universiies: scam r eHarvard?
o
Brad discussins n he direcin  higher-ed in he 21s cenury.
o
Educain “n he cheap” r empy nesers r reurning sudens.

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