"After reading only a few pages of The Five-Year Party, I immediately started telling people about its important message. This crucial book exposes the consumer mentality now all too prevalent on college campuses, detailing how higher education has given students what they want at the expense of giving them what they need to compete in the global marketplace. Even better, the book tells parents and educators how this nefarious trend can be circumvented. Any parent who wants their college-bound teen to actually learn something for their heaps of tuition money should read this book"--Jean M. Twenge.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-216) and index.
How retention replaced education at America's colleges -- Maximizing profits at the students' expense -- How education became optional -- Party school perils -- An obsession with secrecy -- When the party ends and the tab comes due -- How parents can cancel the five-year party.