From a reader:
Aaron Clarey's book is the equivalent of drinking an antidote to a
slow-acting poison. The scales fall off and clarity is achieved. Nothing
is more touted today that education with all those well-known slogans
ringing in the air "stay in school!" Yes, but for what purpose? In what
direction? To what end? These are the questions Clarey brilliantly
tackles here and he does so in an easy, jocularly manner that belies its
great importance. Too many end up spending too much money--read,
debt--at our nation's universities in the vain hope (yes, hope. There's
almost no thought that goes into their decisions) the piece of paper
they get at the end will be rewarded somehow. Clarey convincingly shows
why this is wrong and takes those who should know better to task: the
guidance counselors, our teachers, college professors and even parents
who all profess to care for the next generation.
Every one should read this book. Every High School should require its students read and comprehend its contents.
problem, however, is that doing so will require our educational system
and its denizens fundamentally change how it operates and that's not
going to happen any time soon. So get this for your High Schooler or for
a kid you like instead so they don't end up wasting what's supposed to
be their formative years in pursuit of hot air.
You can find "Worthless" here, and also in Audio book format here!