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The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste o...
by Bryan Caplan

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p><b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b></p><p>Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.</p><p>Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.</p><p>Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—<i>The Case against Education</i> points the way.</p>
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven p...
by Avery Breyer

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<h2>In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)</h2><br /><br />Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and <b>pay off debt</b>. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. <b>You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.</b><br /><br />This is a straightforward budget planning method that <b>will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.</b><br /><br />You will also be given <b>free lifetime access to The Money Tracker,</b> a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.<br /><br /><h2>What's new in the second edition:</h2><br /><br />A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.<b>This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!</b>
In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of t...
by Paula J. Giddings

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

January 29, 2009

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<p>This history of the largest block women's organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America. Founded at a time when liberal arts education was widely seen as either futile, dangerous, or impractical for blacks, especially women, DST is, in Giddings's words, a "compelling reflection of block women's aspirations for themselves and for society." </p><p>Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society. As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class-related issues confronting black women in our society. There is, in Giddings's eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizations. </p><p>DST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack. <em>In Search of Sisterhood</em> is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women. </p>
The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. In...
by Karen Kelsky

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b>The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D.  into their ideal job</b><br />  <br /> Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration.<br />  <br /> Those who <i>do</i> make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success.  They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options.<br />  <br /> Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers.<br />  <br /> Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including:<br />  <br /> -When, where, and what to publish<br /> -Writing a foolproof grant application<br /> -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV<br /> -Acing the job talk and campus interview<br /> -Avoiding the adjunct trap<br /> -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right<br />  <br /> <i>The Professor Is In</i> addresses all of these issues, and many more.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligen...
by Joseph E. Aoun

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<DIV><P>Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win <I>Jeopardy</I>, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In <I>Robot-Proof,</I> Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.</P><P>A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society -- a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are <I>data literacy</I>, <I>technological literacy,</I> and <I>human literacy</I>. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy -- the humanities, communication, and design -- to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.</P><P>The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.</P></DIV>
Published.: The Proven Path From Blank Page to Published Author
by Chandler Bolt

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

November 28, 2016

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<h1><strong></strong>Write Your Book Now!</h1><p>Are you tired of "thinking about" <strong>writing a book</strong>, even making it a New Year's Resolution, but never making it happen?</p><p>Are you looking for a map that will take you from <strong>blank page to published author</strong> as fast as possible... without the frustration, heartache, and the dreaded <em>staring at a blank page?</em></p><p>In this <em>conversational and action-oriented book</em>, Chandler Bolt presents a <strong>proven solution</strong> that will take from blank page to published author in 90 days.</p><h3>In <em>Published</em>. you will find:<br /></h3><ul><li>Chandler's 3-step method that takes you from <strong>blank page to rough draft</strong> finished, in <em>less than one wee</em>k (write a better book in 1/10th of the time!)</li><li>How to save $1,000's of dollars in the editing & book production process... producing a <em>"traditionally-published quality" book on a budget</em></li><li>Four launch strategies you can use to <strong>successfully launch your book</strong>... even if you don't have an audience or any marketing skills</li><li>How to <em>keep book sales going</em> after your launch</li><li>Easy ways you can use your book to <strong>drive sales of your product & service offerings</strong></li></ul><p><strong><em>Published.</em></strong> equips readers with the key to unlocking the story that has been burning inside them, calling them to <strong>share their wisdom with the world.</strong></p><p><em>Published.</em> turns <strong>aspiring writers into published authors.<br /></strong></p><p><em>Published.</em> helps you grow your income, authority, and business through writing a book.</p><p><strong>Don't wait.</strong></p><p><em><strong>Read this book and unlock the benefits of being an author today!</strong></em>​<br /></p>
Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education
by Nathan D. Grawe

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 06, 2018

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<P>Higher education faces a looming demographic storm. Decades-long patterns in fertility, migration, and immigration persistently nudge the country toward the Hispanic Southwest. As a result, the Northeast and Midwest—traditional higher education strongholds—expect to lose 5 percent of their college-aged populations between now and the mid-2020s. Furthermore, and in response to the Great Recession, child-bearing has plummeted. In 2026, when the front edge of this birth dearth reaches college campuses, the number of college-aged students will drop almost 15 percent in just 5 years.</P><P>In <I>Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education</I>, Nathan D. Grawe has developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which relies on data from the 2002 Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) to estimate the probability of college-going using basic demographic variables. Analyzing demand forecasts by institution type and rank while disaggregating by demographic groups, Grawe provides separate forecasts for two-year colleges, elite institutions, and everything in between. The future demand for college attendance, he argues, depends critically on institution type. While many schools face painful contractions, for example, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by more than 15 percent in future years.</P><P>Essential for administrators and trustees who are responsible for recruitment, admissions, student support, tenure practices, facilities construction, and strategic planning, this book is a practical guide for navigating coming enrollment challenges.</P>
Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2018 Edition: The Techniq...
by Princeton Review

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English

Pages

832

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<b><b>THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS</b>.<b> Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online.</b></b><br /><br /><i>This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.</i><br /><br /><i>Techniques That Actually Work.</i><br />• Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT<br />• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically<br />• Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder<br /><i> </i><br /><i>Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.</i><br />• Complete coverage of all test topics, including the reading and written portions<br />• Thorough review of the skills necessary to ace all five ACT sections<br />• Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review<br /><br /><i>Practice Your Way to Perfection.</i><br />• 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) with detailed answer explanations<br />• Drills for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing<br />• Instant score reports for online tests, with optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring
Understanding Show, Don't Tell: (And Really Getting It) (Skill Bu...
by Janice Hardy

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English

Pages

138

Publication Date

September 29, 2016

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<b>Do you struggle with show, don't tell? You don't have to. </b><br /><br /><br />Award-winning author Janice Hardy (and founder of the popular writing site, Fiction University) takes you deep into one of the most frustrating aspects of writing--showing, and not telling. She'll help you understand what show, don't tell means, teach you how to spot told prose in your writing, and reveal why common advice on how to fix it doesn't always work.<br /><br /><br />With in-depth analysis, <i><b>Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)</b></i> looks at what affects told prose and when telling is the <i>right </i>thing to do. It also explores aspects of writing that aren’t technically telling, but are connected to told prose and can make prose feel told, such as infodumps, description, and backstory.<br /><br /><br />Her easy-to-understand examples will show you clear before and after text and demonstrate how telling words change the prose. You'll learn how to find the right balance between description, narrative, and internalization for the strongest impact. These examples will also demonstrate why showing the <i>wrong</i> details can sound just as dull as telling.<br /><br /><br />This book will help you: <br /><ul><br /><li>Understand when to tell and when to show</li><br /><li>Spot common red flag words often found in told prose</li><br /><li>Learn why one single rule doesn't apply to all books</li><br /><li>Determine how much telling is acceptable in your writing</li><br /><li>Fix stale or flat prose holding your writing back</li><br /></ul><br /><b><i>Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)</i></b> is more than just advice on what to do and what not to do—it’s a down and dirty examination and analysis of how show, don’t tell works, so you can adapt the “rules” to whatever style or genre you’re writing. By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid understanding of show, don’t tell and the ability to use it without fear or frustration.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<p><b>From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape</b><br /> <br />Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team <b>—</b> the Grizzlies <b>—</b> with a rabid fan base. <br /> <br />The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. <br /> <br />A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. <br /> <br />Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. <br /> <br />This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.<br /> <br />In <i>Missoula</i>, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.<br /> <br />Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.<br /> <br />Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken. </p>

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