For decades, the U.S. invested ever-growing fortunes into its antiquated K-12 education system in exchange for steadily worse outcomes. At the same time, Americans spent more than they could afford on higher education, driven by the kind of cheap credit that fueled the housing crisis. The graduates of these systems were left unprepared for a global economy, unable to find jobs, and on the hook for student loans they could never repay. Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that canat go on forever, wonat. In the case of American education, it couldnataand it didnat. In The Education Apocalypse, Glenn Harlan Reynolds explains how American education as we knew it collapsed a and how we can all benefit from unprecedented power and freedom in the aftermath. From the advent of online education to the rebirth of forgotten alternatives like apprenticeships, Reynolds shows students, parents, and educators howabeyond merely surviving the falloutathey can rethink and rebuild American education from the ground up.But the recent actions are notable because they affect colleges that are by many measures a money, prestige, history a among the most ... (aTake the California State University system, the second tier in that statea#39;s public higher education. ... Benjamin Ginsberg, aAdministrators Ate My Tuition, a Washington Monthly, September/October 2011, ... Herea#39;s a bit on administrators and meetings: The number of administrators and staffers on university campuses has increased so rapidly inanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Education Apocalypse|
|Publisher||:||Encounter Books - 2015-05-12|