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

(Princeton University Press)

Book Forum
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.

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.