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Taylor Critiques Higher Education in New Book

Barrett New Book Wrecking

by Jewel Caruso

Barrett J. Taylor's (PhD, 2012) new book, Wrecking: Deinstitutionalization and Partial Defenses in State Higher Education Policy (Rutgers University Press, 2022) is now available in paperback and e-book.

In the publication, Taylor shows how social changes set a collision course in higher education and offers a unique and compelling perspective linking higher education policymaking to broader social and political forces. 

Sosanya Jones, author, said this about Taylor's book, "Taylor's Wrecked is a bold, unapologetic, and thought-provoking analysis and manifesto that addresses how the long-ignored elephants of race and partisan politics continue to shape higher education policy. A must-read for anyone interested in understanding and improving higher education equity in policymaking."

Taylor is currently an associate professor of counseling and higher education at the University of North Texas. Taylor also co-authored a book with Brendan Cantwell, postdoctoral research associate, called Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity

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