Drop Out And Get Schooled: The Case For Thinking Twice About College (Paperback)

Drop Out And Get Schooled: The Case For Thinking Twice About College By Thomas N. Ellsworth, Patrick Bet-David Cover Image

Drop Out And Get Schooled: The Case For Thinking Twice About College (Paperback)

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Education is broken and most graduates are broke. The purpose of this book is to start an important dialogue about college education. I will make the case for why I believe 70% of college students should drop out. The concept of giving our trust to the educational system without accountability has not worked. I believe it's time to ask serious questions: Why do we go to college in the first place? - Who should go to college and who shouldn't? - Can I succeed and do great things without college? - Why do tuition and textbooks cost as much as they do? - Have colleges simply become a big business (with tax-free status)? - Are the subjects taught in college sufficient for life or do we need an upgrade? Let me clarify something: this is NOT a book that declares that higher education is a terrible thing. Many professions require it, but I believe education can and does take place in many forms. As a college dropout and an autodidact, I've read over 1,200 books in the last 15 years and believe there are many paths we can take to get educated and do great things. Fair Warning: You may have passionate feelings about the points in this book. Regardless of how strong you feel one way or another, my desired outcome is to start a broad dialogue so we can process the issues - together. Ready?
Patrick's story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was 10-years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were granted U.S.citizenship. After high school Patrick joined the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a career in financial services. After working with traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing and distribution company - and did that before he turned 30. Patrick is passionate about shaping the next generation by teaching on entrepreneurship. Patrick's popularity surged when The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds, a video he created, accumulated over 27 million views online. This and other videos comprise his library of inspirational content about entrepreneurship available through Valuetainment, a media brand he conceived and founded to teach about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and inspire people to and achieve their dreams. It has been referred to as "the voice for entrepreneurs." Patrick resides in Dallas TX with his wife and three children. You can see Patrick's books and library of Valuetainment content at: patrickbetdavid.com
Product Details ISBN: 9780997441024
ISBN-10: 099744102X
Publisher: Valuetainment Publishing
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2017
Pages: 130
Language: English