The Case against Education: Why the Educ

by Bryan Caplan

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The Case against Education: Why the Educ | 9780691196459 | Bryan Caplan

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ISBN:9780691196459

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:02/08/2019 by Princeton University Press

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Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education

Despite being immensely popular-and immensely lucrative-education is grossly overrated. Now with a new afterword by Bryan Caplan, this explosive book argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students’ skills but to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As only to forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for average workers, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Romantic notions about education being “good for the soul” must yield to careful research and common sense-The Case against Education points the way.