In the Basement of the Ivory Tower
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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. "Professor X teaches at a private college and at a community college in the northeastern United States" and argues that "The idea that a university education is for everyone is a destructive myth."
- Sunday New York Times
- NY Times
- Christian Science Monitor
- Washington Post
- L.A. Times
- The Millions
- The New Yorker
- Academically Adrift
- Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
- "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower - Magazine". The Atlantic. June 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
- "Professor X - Authors". The Atlantic. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
- Lost in the Meritocracy
- An Academic Hit Man Brings More Bad News
- "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower". CSMonitor.com. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- ""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.
- Tales from college writing courses. The horrors continue.
- "Our Growing Higher Ed Crisis: Making Myths In the Basement of the Ivory Tower". The Millions. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
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