Everyone who is contemplating attending college should read Is College Worth It? . The authors tell the reader about how the cost of tuition rises to meet the financial aid available.
The authors also confirm something that I have been sure of all along. Colleges are not teaching anything any longer. They are creating a product and trying to satisfy customers to keep the money rolling in. As a result, the level of education received is of little to no value.
We see in this book about the state of the K-12 education system in the United States and how it must be improved. Years ago, my wife’s grandmother had to read and understand A Tale of Two Cities. Grandma was in the third grade at the time. Today, students do not read that book until high school, if at all.
I have seen projects turned in for a master’s level course that was full of grammatical errors and misspellings and that project received an A. When I see the level of work that is A level for a junior college, I think that level of work is unacceptable even at a junior high school level.
All is not lost. The book provides a list of schools that provide a good value for the investment. I am very happy to see some of these. I am disturbed by the schools that did not make the list.
This book is very well documented and well researched. It is well written and easy to read. I count this as a “Must-read” book.
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