The Five Year Party - Craig Brandon - 2010 - PDF - GCJM
Report Abuse/Infringement 2 Seeds 0 Leechers11.59 MB The Five Year Party - Craig Brandon - 2010 - PDF - GCJM
The Five-Year Party:
How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child
and What You Can Do About It
by Craig Brandon
Party schools can ruin your children’s lives!
The cost of college tuition is rising faster than health care or gasoline,
and students are struggling to pay the bill. They take out tens of
thousands of dollars in student loans, and assume they can pay them off
from their high salary jobs after graduation. It’s a bad assumption. Hal
of college students move back in with their parents because they can’
find good jobs. Students are working as waiters and clerks whil
struggling for decades to pay for an education they didn’t use.
Where does all that tuition money go? Only one dollar out of five is
spent on instruction. The rest goes for bloated administrative salaries
and multi-million dollar buildings like student centers, workout centers,
and gourmet food courts that have little to do with education. These
unnecessary frills push the costs up year after year, while national
surveys show that students are learning less and less, and many of them
are functionally illiterate.
Party schools operate more like adolescent resorts than higher
education institutions. Students are pampered with five-star residences
and gourmet food courts, but education is strictly optional. Students get
away with doing as little work as possible while still earning As and Bs.
Half of the freshmen class drops out before graduation.
BenBella Books | 2010
236 pages | PDF | 12 MB
Good for discussion here at OBT. I've read but fail to understand how anyone reads ebooks with any amount of comprehension.
It's marketed as a book for parents. But what it really is is a cautionary tale for those thinking of going to university.
In a PM I will give away the ending but I won't do it here.
The utopian spirit of OBT may come in for some mental shocks about the value either perceived or in the scam marketing of higher education in the US and, by extension anywhere else.
Here is an"ebook" that would be of great value to the OBT community:
"CHAVS: the demonization of the working class" by Owen Jones. Jones is just 27 years old. And even though he is British and uses British examples of the CHAVS, I identified with the entire text.
Oct 19 2011, 19:41 UTC