Another negative book review from me. For Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-first Century by Katherine S. Newman and Hella Winston [Amazon link], the problem is not a lack of research, but rather that the book, like American society in general, has no real way to grapple with
No, You Can't Be an Astronaut: Why you shouldn't follow your dreams--and what to do instead by Patience Fairweather, PhD Plausible Press (January 18, 2018) $9.99 paperback; $3.49 kindle edition; 186 pages ISBN 978-1548082963 ASIN B077Q7GF3T I received this book for free from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers Program. Patience
I think John Reilly also mentioned this in other places, but here he advances the suggestion that law school is a scam, and could be folded into an undergraduate curriculum. I lack subject matter expertise to comment on law school in particular, but it seems at least plausible to me.
The Wall Street Journal has an article up on the CLA+ test, with an accompanying data set from 68 public colleges obtained through FOIA requests. I put all the data in an EXCEL style spreadsheet as well. I always like to plot my data, so here is a scatterplot matrix
NOT American MegaversityI picked up The Big U while I was organizing my library, and I decided to see if I still liked it ten years [at least] since the last time I had read it. It turns out, I do! For me, this is the perfect college satire, on
Bryan Caplan is a popular blogger and economist at George Mason University. Caplan was recently interviewed on EconTalk about the value of a college education. Short version: a college education doesn't have much intrinsic value. I'm simplifying a bit, but only a bit. Caplan argues that higher education is more
The Family Social Scientist takes me to task in the comments on my post on Decision Fatigue: while this is an interesting quirk of the data and warrants further exploration, its hardly conclusive . To say that the marshmallow test is "known to predict future success in life" is a little