What We’re Watching: Is Education Worth It?



By 02/14/2018

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On February 15, AEI hosted a debate over the value of education. Bryan Caplan, author of The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, took on Eric Hanushek.

As the event website frames the question

Does education enhance students’ knowledge and skills? Or does it mostly “signal” their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity — the qualities of a good employee?

You can watch the event here.

Michael McPherson reviews The Case Against Education here.

Eric Hanushek has written many articles fo Education Next, which can be found here.

— Education Next




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