The Case against Education

by Bryan Caplan

Book Reviews

  • @RDValerie Those of us who are good at school overestimate its worth, IMO. Bryan Caplan's book The Case Against Education is a real eye-opener.Link to Tweet
  • Recommended reading at Primer. If you're seriously looking at doing something in education, this is *the* book to read on systemic problems in the space. to Tweet

About Book

"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 ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy"--Dust jacket flap.