by Locker Room contributor
In the University of Pennsylvania Gazette, Penn sociologists Ivar Berg and Randall Collins talk about their doubts that higher education really does much to add to human capital. In their view, higher ed is mainly a very expensive credentialing system.
Very iconoclastic and highly recommended.
Money quote: “Both sociologists contend that higher education has gained vast public subsidies by promising to increase workplace productivity and improve social mobility — while failing at both.”