Is College Worth It? by Dr. William J. Bennett
A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education

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“Is College Worth It?” is a book that should be read by everyone. No parent should write a check and no student should declare a major without first reading this book.
-Washington Times

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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.

 

About Dr. William J. Bennett

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Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America's most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America, he is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. He is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Thomas Nelson. 284 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jack Goodstein on May 17 2013

Bennett and Wilezol have some very legitimate criticisms of the culture of higher education. It needs to be better. Whether you think they have the right prescription to fix it probably depends on your political druthers.

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Reviewed by Arthur Herman on May 19 2013

"Is College Worth It?" may not be the equivalent of Luther's 95 theses, but it is an indispensable guide to the crisis that colleges, students, parents and taxpayers now face.

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Reviewed by David DesRosiers on May 14 2013

“Is College Worth It?” is a book that should be read by everyone. No parent should write a check and no student should declare a major without first reading this book.

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