Author of The Five-Year Party: How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do about It
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"
"Four to six years of partying on someone else's dime do not equal an education. It depends on the kind of student you are talking about. A student who is intelligent, motivated, engaged, and has a clear career goal should get a degree and it would be a crime not to send her to the best college possible. On the other hand, the majority of college students are lazy, narcissistic, anti-intellectual party animals who refuse to read anything, disrupt classrooms, and spend more time drinking than studying...
[M]ost of these students don't learn anything at all during the average six years they spend at so-called four-year colleges. Employers have come to understand that these degrees are worthless pieces of paper. Many of these ‘college graduates’ are functionally illiterate, unable to do basic math and have a minimal understanding of economics or how our government operates. So it is not surprising that even if they land a job, they don't keep it long.”
“With College, Only the Motivated Need Apply,” www.usnews.com, Nov. 17, 2011