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Jul 10, 2017

The price of a college degree continues to rise, and along with it, the concern about that degree’s value. One professor and author feels the value of a college education has little to do with the name at the top of one’s diploma. Instead, the real value comes from the student’s interaction with professors. And that can be a problem because right from the get-go many freshmen are insulated from the best and brightest professors. Instead, many will face off with underpaid adjunct professors and graduate students.  

Guest: Jacques Berlinerblau is a professor and the Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Berlinerblau is the author of "Campus Confidential: How College Works…or Doesn’t…for Professors, Parents, and Students."  He is also the author of "How To Be Secular."

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