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Cracks in the Ivory Tower

January 22, 2020

The rising cost of tuition is merely a symptom of a disease. The disease, which is much more complex, involves misplaced incentives from administrators to faculty to students to parents. Phil Magness joins Words & Numbers this week to talk about his recent book, Cracks in the Ivory Tower.

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