The Education Apocalypse: How It Happened and How to Survive It

The Education Apocalypse: How It Happened and How to Survive It

by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Overview

For decades, the U.S. invested ever-growing fortunes into its antiquated K-12 education system in exchange for steadily worse outcomes. At the same time, Americans spent more than they could afford on higher education, driven by the kind of cheap credit that fueled the housing crisis. The graduates of these systems were left unprepared for a global economy, unable to find jobs, and on the hook for student loans they could never repay. Economist Herb Stein famously said that something that can’t go on forever, won’t. In the case of American education, it couldn’t—and it didn’t.

In The Education Apocalypse, Glenn Harlan Reynolds explains how American education as we knew it collapsed – and how we can all benefit from unprecedented power and freedom in the aftermath. From the advent of online education to the rebirth of forgotten alternatives like apprenticeships, Reynolds shows students, parents, and educators how—beyond merely surviving the fallout—they can rethink and rebuild American education from the ground up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594037924
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. He blogs at InstaPundit.com and writes for such publications as The Atlantic, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He lives in Knoxville, TN.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. He blogs at InstaPundit.com and writes for such publications as The Atlantic, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He lives in Knoxville, TN.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

In the Beginning From the 1st Century and Before to the 21st 1

Higher Education The Bursting Bubble 13

Education From "Higher" to "Lower" 63

Some Quasi-Predictions 89

Some Concluding Thoughts 97

Afterword 103

Notes 105

Index 121

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