Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education

Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education

by William J. Bennett, David Wilezol

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Overview

For many students, a bachelor's degree is considered the golden ticket to a more financially and intellectually fulfilling life. But the disturbing reality is that debt, unemployment, and politically charged pseudo learning are more likely outcomes for many college students today than full-time employment and time-honored knowledge.

This raises the question: is college still worth it? Who is responsible for debt-saddled, undereducated students, and how do future generations of students avoid the same problems? In a time of economic uncertainty, what majors and schools will produce competitive graduates? Is College Worth It? uses personal experience, statistical analysis, and real-world interviews to provide answers to some of the most troubling social and economic problems of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595552792
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America's most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of "The Bill Bennett Show" podcast, he is also the Washington Fellow of the American Strategy Group. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books, and lives in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

The Truth about College vii

Introduction xi

1 The Borrowing Binge 1

2 Creating a Financial Monster 21

3 So Is It Worth It? 71

4 The Lower Side of Higher Ed 123

5 With Eyes Wide-Open 161

Twelve Hypothetical Scenarios 205

Schools Worth Attending 217

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 231

Index 263

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