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Aug 04, 2010
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Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our KidsLooks like a good one: Book review: Higher Education? - WSJ.com:A lot of criticism of academia hasn’t stuck in the past, Mr. Hacker and Ms. Dreifus imply, because people have almost unthinkingly believed in the economic power of the degree. Yes, you didn’t learn a lot, and the professors blew you off—the reasoning went—but if you got a diploma the job offers would follow. But that logic may no longer be so compelling. With the economy tightening and tales of graduates stuck in low-paying jobs with $50,000 in student loans, college doesn’t look like an automatic bargain….”We think a low cost should be a major determinant in any college decision,” the authors wisely conclude, for “a debt-free beginning is worth far more than a name-brand imprimatur.”
Get the education you need for as cheap as you can get it.
PS. The book authors also have a blog.

Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids

Looks like a good one: Book review: Higher Education? - WSJ.com:

A lot of criticism of academia hasn’t stuck in the past, Mr. Hacker and Ms. Dreifus imply, because people have almost unthinkingly believed in the economic power of the degree. Yes, you didn’t learn a lot, and the professors blew you off—the reasoning went—but if you got a diploma the job offers would follow. But that logic may no longer be so compelling. With the economy tightening and tales of graduates stuck in low-paying jobs with $50,000 in student loans, college doesn’t look like an automatic bargain….”We think a low cost should be a major determinant in any college decision,” the authors wisely conclude, for “a debt-free beginning is worth far more than a name-brand imprimatur.”

Get the education you need for as cheap as you can get it.

PS. The book authors also have a blog.

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