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(DC) Is Education Worth It?

February 15 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm EST

The US spends about $12,500 a year per public-school student, which many argue is not enough to ensure a high-quality education for all students. Economics professor Bryan Caplan argues just the opposite in his forthcoming book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money” (Princeton University Press, January 2018), claiming that education is overrated, primarily serving as a credentialing institution that does not add much value.

Does education enhance students’ knowledge and skills? Or does it mostly “signal” their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity — the qualities of a good employee?

Join AEI as Bryan Caplan debates AEI’s Eric Hanushek about the value of education. The event will feature an interactive debate, with audience members voting to determine a winner.

Join the conversation on social media with #IsEducationWorthIt.

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Date:
February 15
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.aei.org/events/is-education-worth-it/

Organizer

American Enterprise Institute
Website:
https://www.aei.org

Venue

American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washignton, DC 20036 United States
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