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Local Professor Urges Students to Consider Options Before Going to College

The rising costs of a college education are leading American colleges and universities toward a precarious future. Local author and professor, Dr. Alex Bitterman is urging students and their parents to do some homework before making a decision about college. Dr. Bitterman’s new book The College Question: Why college (as we know it) isn’t working for the Millennial generation is now available from Amazon.com and local retailers. It’s also available as an e-book here. The College Question has been available only for one week and it is already making a big splash.

Dr. Bitterman says, “Too many well-intended parents are sending their children to college because they think it is the right move. Unfortunately, most students are not ready for college right out of high school. Students are pressured into making choices that often wind up haunting them for years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to correct.”

After more than a decade of teaching college students, Dr. Bitterman wrote The College Question because he feels that college just isn’t working the way it should for Millennial generation students. “I hope this book will provide some insight for students and their parents who are considering college to make the choices that are right for them.”

He notes, “The College Question explores options for students in the Millennial generation and leads them through the college decision-making process.” Early readers of The College Question are enthusiastic. “This book answers important questions students and parents are asking. It is long overdue,” says one local parent. “The College Question addresses many of the worries we had when sending our sons off to college,” says another local parent.

Alex Bitterman, Ph.D. was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has been a college professor since 2001. He earned a Master’s degree in Architecture and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University at Buffalo. He is the founding editor of Multi: the Journal of Responsible Architecture and Design and has written several books including Buffalo is a Cool Place to Live and Design Survey: a Workbook Introduction to the Design Disciplines. He currently resides in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo.

Written by Mike Puma

Mike Puma

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

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