PERSPECTIVES: On UCLA’s Mike Rose, “Once You Encountered It (his work), It is Impossible to Shake Its Influence”

Editors Note: Flashback to a college president’s office in Los Angeles circa 2005. The president reaches behind his desk and hands me a book. It is Mike Rose’s, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker. “Here, take it. Read it. You’ll find great value in it.” he said. And that’s why Rebecca Weaver’s essay about Rose is so relatable. From Inside Higher Education, read it here with an intro by John Warner. Today (Sunday, August 16), news sources reported that Mike Rose has passed away.)

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