In the Basement of the Ivory Tower

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In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
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Author Professor X
Publisher Viking Adult
Publication date
2011
ISBN 978-0-670-02256-4

In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: Confessions of an Accidental Academic is a 2011 book by an adjunct professor of English, who writes under the pen name Professor X. It is based on an Atlantic Monthly article of the same title.[1] "Professor X teaches at a private college and at a community college in the northeastern United States"[2] and argues that "The idea that a university education is for everyone is a destructive myth."[1]

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  1. ^ a b "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower - Magazine". The Atlantic. June 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Professor X - Authors". The Atlantic. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ Lost in the Meritocracy
  4. ^ An Academic Hit Man Brings More Bad News
  5. ^ "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower". CSMonitor.com. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  6. ^ ""In the Basement of the Ivory Tower," by Professor X, is about the current state of American higher education.". The Washington Post. 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  7. ^ Tales from college writing courses. The horrors continue.
  8. ^ "Our Growing Higher Ed Crisis: Making Myths In the Basement of the Ivory Tower". The Millions. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  9. ^ http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2011/06/06/110606crat_atlarge_menand