AirTalk for August 19, 2010

Can higher education get you hired?

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Henry, Holt & Co.

Higher Education?: How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids---and What We Can Do About It by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus.

Is higher education worth the sticker price? Elite private education can cost $200,000, and that doesn’t even include trips or dining out. Meanwhile affordable public universities are raising tuition and increasing class sizes while they confront budget cuts. Is higher education all it’s cracked up to be? Does a degree guarantee you a job? Is learning its own end, even if college can’t land you six figures and health insurance down the road?

Guest:

Andrew Hacker, co-author, with Claudia Dreifus, of Higher Education


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