The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

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"Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity--in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. [He examines] 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 ...

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    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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    • Title: The Case Against Education by Bryan Caplan
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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