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.
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.
Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—The Case against Education points the way.
Comprehensive Prep for the Postal Exams, Test 473 and 473-C.
This book provides information on postal exams, benefits and hiring procedures:
* Explanation of the Federal Employees Retirement System.
* Sample tests and helpful study information for Test 473 and Test 473-C.
* Nine sample tests for Address Checking, 5 sample tests for Forms Completion and 7 sample tests for Coding and Memory.
* Strategies for getting a high score.
* Learn how to find and how to apply for postal jobs through the Internet.
* The new positions PSE (from 2011) and CCA (from 2013) are explained.
* There is an explanation about to take the test by computer.
* The author scored 100% on the Postal Exams six times.
* The Author has operated the Postal Entrance Exams School for 18 years in Los Angeles, California.
REA’s EMT Crash Course®
Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!
REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.
Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.
Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.
Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.
Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.
Full-length Online Practice Exam
The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.
No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course® will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!