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The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money, Bryan Caplan

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The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money
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The case against education
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why the education system is a waste of time and money
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Bryan Caplan
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eng
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Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative{u2015}education 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 conformity{u2015}in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense{u2015}The Case against Education points the way.--Amazon.com
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money, Bryan Caplan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
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 -- We need more vocational education -- Nourishing mother : is education good for the soul? -- Five chats on education and enlightenment -- Conclusion -- Technical appendix: Completion probability and student quality
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sky2ocm91288895
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25 cm
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395 pages
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9780691174655
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(hardback : acid-free paper)
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2017031656
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money, Bryan Caplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- We need more vocational education -- Nourishing mother : is education good for the soul? -- Five chats on education and enlightenment -- Conclusion -- Technical appendix: Completion probability and student quality
Control code
sky2ocm91288895
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780691174655
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017031656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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