Andrew Hacker

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Andrew Hacker (born 1929) is an American political scientist and public intellectual.

He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Queens College in New York. He did his undergraduate work at Amherst College. This was followed by graduate work at Oxford University, University of Michigan, and Princeton University where he received his PhD degree. Hacker taught at Cornell before taking his current position at Queens.

His most recent book, Higher Education? was written in collaboration with Claudia Dreifus, his domestic partner. Professor Hacker is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In his articles he has questioned whether mathematics is necessary, claiming "Making mathematics mandatory prevents us from discovering and developing young talent."



External links[edit]

  • "The Math Myth And Other STEM Delusions" The bestselling author, Andrew Hacker's timely and provocative argument that requiring all students to master a full menu of mathematics is causing more harm than good.
  • Professor Hacker's author page at The New York Review of Books
  • Blurb written by the author for "Mismatch" on the Simon and Schuster website
  • Article about Claudia Dreifus at the East Hampton Star website
  • Appearance on Colbert Report Colbert Report