Monday, January 13, 2014

Higher education, lower standards: Column

Higher education, lower standards: Column: "Of course, as the old joke has it, education is the only product where most consumers are out to get as little as possible for their money. But what about the people, like employers, who rely on a college degree as an indicator that its holder has actually received a college education?"

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I'm convinced by Brian Caplan that the money isn't for the education, but for the degree. So, unless the athletes like class, they're getting a great deal.


David Friedman said...

Apropos of your "as little as possible for their money," one of the things that disturbed my daughter at Oberlin was that when a class was cancelled, the other students were happy.

Ryan said...

Nothing to add, but as always, thanks for commenting.