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The Case Against Education by Bryan Caplan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read-nonfiction, read-education-parenting

I am trying to be more selective in reading books that confirm things I know these days. Not necessarily for “expand your bubble” reasons, since I could honestly use some more people who agree with me in my various feeds, but just because it is kind of dull to nod along at something you already agree with. Thankfully, Bryan Kaplan provides a book that I somewhat agreed with going in (spoiler alert: current plans are to be a homeschooling family), but provides a great and exhaustive treatise on the state of education.

Much of the argument is based in economics and signaling, which is expected, but seeing the information laid bare is kind of shocking, and provides a lot of jumping off points for various reform options. Less a book for parents and teachers and more for policymakers and political wonks, this should really be required reading for anyone interested in the topic, in schools, in municipal/state budgets, and so on, no matter your ideological position on schools or on politics.

It’s just shocking stuff.
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Reading Progress

May 28, 2018 – Started Reading
May 28, 2018 – Shelved
June 4, 2018 – Shelved as: read-nonfiction
June 4, 2018 – Shelved as: read-education-parenting
June 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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