The Forbes education issue and supplemental Web articles are now live on their site here. The issue is always an intriguing read whether it is their ranking of schools (#2 Princeton? really?) or articles from the likes of Arne Duncan on President Obama’s goal to improve graduation rates by 2020. But what’s really special about the feature this year is that it features 4 Princeton University Press books and authors.
Here is Ben Wildavsky writing about the (unfounded) fears surrounding the increasing competition for students, faculties, and resources from international universities. See The Great Brain Race for more from Ben.
Here you can read Tom Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford’s description of the challenges faced by admissions departments at America’s elite universities in crafting the perfect freshman class, an issue they delve into more thoroughly in No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal.
And here is Taylor Walsh author of Unlocking the Gates–a forthcoming book due in January 2011 and based on an extensive research project of Ithaka S+R–on the who, what, where and why of online open courseware at elite universities.