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Schooling is damaged and such a lot graduates are broke. the aim of this e-book is to begin a massive discussion approximately university schooling. i'll make the case for why i feel 70% of school scholars may still drop out. the idea that of giving our belief to the academic approach with no responsibility has no longer labored. i feel it’s time to invite severe questions: Why can we visit university within the first position? - Who should still visit university and who shouldn’t? - am i able to prevail and do good things with out university? - Why do university and textbooks price up to they do? - Have faculties easily turn into an important company (with tax-free status)? - Are the topics taught in university adequate for all times or can we want an improve? allow me make clear anything: this isn't a booklet that pronounces that better schooling is a bad factor. Many professions require it, yet i feel schooling can and does occur in lots of varieties. As a school dropout and an autodidact, I’ve learn over 1,200 books within the final 15 years and think there are numerous paths we will be able to take to get knowledgeable and do good stuff. reasonable caution: you have passionate emotions concerning the issues during this ebook. despite how robust you're feeling a method or one other, my wanted end result is to begin a large discussion so that they can strategy the problems – jointly. prepared?

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I’ll do it this way: You know who you are and your work and support are appreciated more than you can possibly know. I’d also like to acknowledge the people who sent supportive emails and made positive comments on social media about this topic. Many of you made fantastic points that you may see reflected in some way within this book. Thank you for stating your case. Thank you also to those who wrote me in defense of college and were critical of my position. ’s, MBA’s and bachelor’s degree recipients was several times higher, on average than those who did not attend college.

That’s exactly what she did. She arrived at my office with nerve and enthusiasm. She stands in the lobby and boldly said, “I have watched your videos, and I simply wanted to learn in person. ” See? In the modern world of LinkedIn and social media, you don’t need the alumni association to meet someone. This reason, in my estimation, is one of the weakest reason to go to college although it’s one that remains well-propagated today. This chapter is not intended to be an exhaustive list of why we go to college.

THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY Peer Pressure from the educational system itself is often overlooked. In fact, I get strange looks when I bring it up. We forget that education is a multi-billion-dollar industry driving to earn its revenue just like any other industry. Although I just used the word “industry,” that’s probably the wrong term. I say that because most “industries” pay taxes. Let’s not forget that the multi-billion dollar endowments held by institutions of higher education carry special status that allows them not to pay taxes on the market gains or interest earned by their endowments.

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