Is College Worth It?: 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 the ever-increasing cost?

From the mouths of politicians and parents alike, the notion that “everyone should go to college” is conventional wisdom in America. Yet half of today’s college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. They have little to show for their time in school but a massive amount of student-loan debt and an education that’s left them unprepared for the workplace.

For anyone making a decision about their educational and financial future, Is College Worth It? is an indispensable guide. Former United States Secretary of Education William Bennett and humanities graduate student David Wilezol offer clear-eyed analysis and practical advice that goes far beyond glossy admissions brochures and convoluted financial-aid paperwork. You’ll discover:

· Which colleges offer a good return on your investment—and which ones don’t
· How student-loan debt impacts your real-world finances
· What the intellectual climate is really like inside many of today’s universities
· A wealth of higher education alternatives to a traditional four-year degree

Is college worth it isn’t a question to be answered by educators and economists alone. It is also one that students and parents need to answer for themselves in order to secure an education—and a future—that is as responsible as it is rewarding.

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Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most influential and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. He studied philosophy at Williams College (BA) and the University of Texas (PhD) and earned a law degree from Harvard. 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, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981–1985) and Secretary of Education (1985–1988), and first director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989–1990). Bennett has contributed to America’s leading newspapers, magazines, and television shows. He is the author and editor of several national bestselling books, including The Book of Virtues, America: The Last Best Hope, and The Book of Man. He and his wife, Elayne, reside in North Carolina and have two grown sons. Follow him on Twitter: @WilliamJBennett.

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