By Zac Bissonnette
Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett is out with a provocatively-titled new book: "Is College Worth It?: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education."
Bennett and his co-author, an associate producer on Bennett’s radio show, purport to offer new, fresh, well-researched information and perspective. But this is really just the latest product in the fast-growing “College is Overrated!” menagerie, and the argument is familiar: too many people are going to college, they’re picking the wrong majors, borrowing too much, and emerging from the experience worse off than if they hadn’t gone at all. Bennett put together this slim hardcover with the stories of callers on his radio show, commenters on blogs, non-peer reviewed studies based on self-reported data from PayScale Inc., and too many sentences that end with phrases like, “as he told an Associated Press reporter.”
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