Although it was published in 2004, I hadn't hear of this book until recently. It was written by a former Washington, D.C. insider. The illustration on the cover is simple and thought-provoking, no?
Journalist Joe Sobran wrote the following in the no-holds-barred introduction: "A former professor himself, Bob Whitaker believes that formal education has become dangerous, and often fatal, to common sense. This is nothing new, but Americans believe so deeply in formal education that they routinely sacrifice their children's youth to it, often paying staggering amounts of money to shield them from the real world ... "
Yesterday, I was chatting with one of those Americans who is doing the jobs that Americans supposedly won't do. (He works at a fast food place and a convenience store and has a college degree in "youth ministry.") He is an alert young man who says he is glad to be done with school and in the "real world." Good attitude, but one wonders if he regrets the time and money he spend getting that Bible college degree.
Update: This is a timely post about the Matrix and college.