Book Forum

The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

(Princeton University Press)

January 31, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the author Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by Kevin Carey, Director, Education Policy Program, New America; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

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Education is important, and the more of it you and everyone else get, the better. More years in school, more college degrees, means a better economy, country, and world for everyone. Right? Wrong, argues Bryan Caplan in a brand new book that challenges almost all the understandable, powerful—but perhaps ultimately damaging—assumptions people make about education. We hope you’ll join us for a lively debate about this assault on education orthodoxy, and the premiere of this new book.