Book Excerpt: Scenes From A Graduation

The higher education bubble begins to burst

Note: This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Fail U. The False Promise of Higher Education . It is available for pre-order here.    ON A BEAUTIFUL LATE spring day in Washington, DC, at a graduation ceremony at one of the nation’s better universities, a middle-aged couple sits in folding chairs on the lawn and watches the ceremony. The scene on campus is idyllic (especially if one avoids student housing), and more than one onlooker has the wistful…

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