The college industry is a waste of money, time and talent. And I'm putting it on trial

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I’m putting the college industry on trial.

For decades, American parents and students have made the idea of going to college an idol, an indispensable part of growing up, and a rite-of-passage to adulthood. 

In my new book, “The College Scam,” I go through a point-by-point indictment on exactly why the college industry has become a waste of money, time, and intellect. In fact, college is a scam.

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Am I really telling kids not to go to college? Absolutely—at least for most students. 

FILE – College students in a classroom (Elina Shirazi/iStock)

My experience founding and growing Turning Point USA into the largest conservative campus organization in the country has given me a unique vantage point into this corrupt world and hardened my conviction that the root of the college tree is rotten to the core. I am very pro-education, but I am most definitely anti-college.

Allow me to submit the evidence.

First, colleges are running a federally sponsored scam, in the most literal sense of the word.

The college industry is heavily subsidized by the federal government, making it a scam not only

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