Tom Wolfe V. US News & World Report

Eduwonk likes a little literary feud now and then and also enjoys the ongoing debate about US News’ college rankings. Now you can perhaps get both in one place. Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons has a scathing passage (pp. 514) that’s far beyond anything Paul Glastris has lobbed toward the rankings!

Eduwonk can deal with the “fu*k patois” and the rest of Wolfe’s mature-audiences-only romp through collegiate life…but pillorying eduwonkery like that, cover my tender ears!

More on the book itself later, but not surprised that it is not a big hit among a lot of folks in higher ed…

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