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Another Liberal Dissents on ‘Educational Attainment’

New York University economics professor Edward N. Wolff is another liberal who doesn’t agree that the nation will benefit, in either rising productivity or greater equality (and inequality bothers him a lot) by pushing more students into college in hopes of increasing our level of “educational attainment.” His 2006 book Does Education Really Help? calls the conventional wisdom on that into question.

Another book that the advocates of increasing the “production” of college graduates have overlooked.

Hat tip: Jonathan Robe.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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