The Athletics Incubus: How College Sports Undermine College Education

Andrew Hacker & Claudia Dreifus

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A quarter of a million dollars. It’s the going tab for four years at most top-tier colleges. But is it worth it?

In this provocative work, the renowned sociologist Andrew Hacker and New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus make an incisive case that American college athletics—which originally came into the campus as an innocent form of recreation—have overtaken academic pursuits, compromised the moral authority of educators, and gobbled up resources that should have gone to their basic missions.  In other words, that the American way of higher education—now a $420 billion-per-year business—has lost sight of its primary mission: the education of our young people.

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Andrew Hacker & Claudia Dreifus

ANDREW HACKER is the author of the bestselling book Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, and writes regularly for the New York Review of Books and other publications. He is a professor at Queens College.

CLAUDIA DREIFUS writes for the “Science Times” section of the New York Times and teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

They live in New York City.

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The Athletics Incubus: How College Sports Undermine College Education
Andrew Hacker & Claudia Dreifus

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
July 2011
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ISBN: 9781429958608
ISBN10: 142995860X
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