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Title:
The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money
Author:
Caplan, Bryan Douglas, 1971- author.
Publication Information:
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
xiv, 395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrativeeducation is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformityin other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- The magic of education -- The puzzle is real : the ubiquity of useless education -- The puzzle is real : the handsome rewards of useless education -- The signs of signaling : in case you're still not convinced -- Who cares if it's signaling? : the selfish return to education -- We care if it's signaling : the social return to education -- The white elephant in the room : we need lots less education -- 1 > 0 : we need more vocational education -- Nourishing mother : is education good for the soul? -- Five chats on education and enlightenment -- Conclusion.
ISBN:
9780691174655
Format :
Book