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Taking on schools like his former employer Yale, William Deresiewicz wants to shake the foundations of our elite schools by questioning the nature of the education they are doling out. Low on sleep and high on achievement, students in these Ivy-league and other prestigious  schools are excelling at academics but have sacrificed grades for genuine interest.

The results he argues in his book "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a better life," are students who want to be told what to do rather than discover. 


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