Wow—I REALLY NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! To many others, and myself, what is the point of higher education if people are not learning anything? We cannot justify putting young people thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt if they are not gaining anything from it. Students go into college thinking they will learn a trade or career in the span of four years. We take LOTS of money from them each year to do this. Then a book like Academically Adrift comes out and slaps us in the face. If anyone else’s job performance rated that low they would be fired.