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The Case against Education

Author : Bryan Caplan
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Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy. Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers. Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—The Case against Education points the way.

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School

Author : Blake Boles
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For some kids, school offers a positive and engaging experience. For others, it's a boring, stressful, and frustrating waste of time. If your child is in the second category, why keep tormenting them? Instead, why not help them find an educational environment where they feel genuinely motivated, excited, and empowered? In this eye-opening book, Blake Boles makes the case for leaving conventional school and taking one of the many alternative paths through K-12 that exist today. He addresses parents' major concerns about unconventional education -- Can my kids still go to college? Will they still be employable? How will they learn to work hard? -- while highlighting the hidden benefits of self-directed learning, such as improved parent-child relationships, a more balanced decision-making process regarding college, and a heightened sense of autonomy and connection. Drawing upon 15 years of work as a mentor and guide for adolescents in alternative and experiential learning environments -- as well as his own unconventional life path -- Boles weaves together narrative, theory, and research to build a powerful argument for granting children unusual levels of freedom and responsibility.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Parent s Guide to the Christian College

Author : Todd C. Ream
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A handbook for parents sending their kids off to Christian colleges and universities, offering insight into the academic and spiritual landscape that students enter and that parents need to understand. Every year, tens of thousands of parents send their children off to Christian colleges and universities, investing in the professional and spiritual growth that such institutions offer. But what happens next? A Parent's Guide to the Christian College gives answers to parents who want to know just where they're sending their children and their money. Other guides for parents of college students give information on the secular college experience, but this book provides important insight into the more comprehensive world of Christian education. Challenging parents to reconsider their understandings of what it means to be a more fully developed person in light of Christian faith, this book takes a theological approach that celebrates the presence of parents in the lives of their daughters and sons while exploring what that presence should look like during the transition to adulthood. Parents and students alike will bene!t from A Parent's Guide to the Christian College, which is designed to help parents more effectively support their children and understand the Christian college's unique role in nurturing holistic and transformational education.

Junior Graphic

Author : Mavis Kitcher (Mrs)
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Admissions by Design

Author : Lisa Fisher
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The race to matriculate into the most-prestigious-university-possible is killing America's students. There is a better way! Admissions by Design is a poignant, unorthodox, and thorough guide that upends the traditional paradigm of college admissions. Incorporating the latest research in brain science and human development and using stories from her nearly 20 years of work with students, Lisa Fisher offers students practical tools to reframe the college admissions process to one of an inspired and authentic journey toward self-discovery. Building from the root of the word “admission,” meaning “toward purpose,” and tying the college admissions process to the development of self and to emerging trends in economic development, the author argues that the admissions process shouldn’t be about getting into a prestigious “name” school, but about a journey to knowing one’s self, heeding one’s callings, and identifying the “right fit” school that will serve as the catalyst to embracing a purpose-led life. Presenting facts and details about the ways in which the current system of college admissions negatively impacts students, the author challenges prevailing methods and offers new ideas and solutions to reinvent the approach to college admissions to be more humanistic and student-centered. This practical guide challenges students to define and pursue their unique paths and offers hands-on tools to help students in their process of self-discovery and in identifying and applying to the “right fit” college.

Academically Adrift

Author : Richard Arum
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In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise—instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list. Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents—all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa’s report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.

College Success Guaranteed 2 0

Author : Malcolm Gauld
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Many parents have asked for tips on how they might optimize their son or daughter's college experience. Hence, Malcolm formulated College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents, these five simple rules include: Rule #1: Make Them Pay… For Something, Rule #2: Wait for Their Call, Rule #3: Step Aside… and Make Way for New Mentors, Rule #4: Mantra – Is This My Issue?, Rule #5: Get Curious. With anecdotes from college parents from over 50 schools, it is his hope that these stories combined with the stories from the 5 Rules for Students, will ensure your child “the best four years of their life.”

The American School Board Journal

Author : William George Bruce
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Dental Economics

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The ABCs of Managing Your Money

Author : Jonathan D. Pond
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Presented in a clear-cut, logically organized format, an essential handbook for financial planning offers advice about financial concerns; worksheets for organizing budgets, insurance needs, and retirement plans; and guidance on using credit, accumulating assets, and more. Reprint.

College Research Libraries News

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You Don t Have to be Rich

Author : Jean Sherman Chatzky
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Identifies money management techniques that can enable readers at any income to improve their circumstances, presenting real-life examples of how to implement healthy financial change.

Pennsylvania CPA Journal

Author : Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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How to Pay Zero Taxes 2011 Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows

Author : Jeff A. Schnepper
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Declare this! Make 2011 the year you pay LESS to the IRS! Totally updated for 2011, How to Pay Zero Taxes lays out the simple, practical, and proven strategies that save you money at tax time-this year, next year, and beyond. From converting personal expenses into business deductions, to avoiding (or surviving) an IRS audit, Jeff Schnepper's guide comprehensively covers more deductions than any other tax book, all conveniently organized into six easy-access categories: exclusions, credits, general deductions, “below-the-line” deductions, traditional tax shelters, and super tax shelters. Clear, concise, and loaded with up-to-the-minute information that puts more money back in your pockets, How to Pay Zero Taxes is the ultimate tax payer's resource. New for 2011, complete coverage of: New tax laws Exemptions, credits, and exclusions Special capital gains and dividends rules Increased IRA and retirement plan limits Job hunting and relocation expenses Theft and casualty losses Child care and elder care Educational and Roth IRAs Jeff A. Schnepper is the author of several books on finance and taxation, including How to Pay Zero Estate Taxes and all twenty-seven previous editions of How to Pay Zero Taxes. He is a financial, tax, and legal advisor to the Transamerica sales force and runs a full-time accounting and legal practice in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Schnepper is Microsoft's MSN MONEY tax expert, an economics editor for USA Today, and is tax counsel for Haran, Watson & Company.

Rudiments of Hind st n Grammar for the Use of Cheltenham College

Author : Sir Monier Monier-Williams
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College Straight Ahead

Author : Allison Golinkin
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A guide/workbook for parents sending a child to college replete with details, lists, tips and advice

Journal of Education

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India Today International

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Sunday School Times

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