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THE COLLEGE DROPOUT AND THE UTILIZATION OF TALENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Whatever happened to Amory Blaine? He probably returned to Princeton to finish his undergraduate studies and there is a good chance he went on to do graduate work. That is the result of Dr. Pervin's interesting study of three generations of Princeton dropouts which is the leading virtue of this otherwise jargon-ridden, apoplectic congeries of advice from administrators and psychiatrists to other administrators and psychiatrists about what to do about dropouts. There is a languid discussion of whether dropouts are successes or failures by Ford and Urban, which is hardly as interesting as the core facts of Pervin's study which find that after twenty years, Amory is earning only a thousand less than his peers who stayed with it. And the other attempts to aid colleges across the nation to deal with this problem are no more spectacular-- concluding that for some dropping out is beneficial, while for others, those with superior ability as argued by Schaefer, it is less so. A professional market only.

Publisher: Princeton University Press