Dr. Bryan Caplan, author of the new book “The Case Against Education,” joins us to explain and defend his critique of today’s “dystopian” education system. We discuss his provocative and unsettling observations about the wasteful status quo and whether there’s any hope for change. (Scroll down for audio.)

From the book:

“Think about all the classes you ever took. How many failed to teach you any useful skills?”

“There really is no need for K-12 to teach history, social studies, art, music, or foreign languages.”

“Learning doesn’t have to be useful. Learning doesn’t have to be inspirational. When learning is neither useful nor inspirational, though, how can we call it anything but wasteful?”

Dr. Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. This very interesting book is available at Amazon.