“Some of what you learn in college may be worse than useless.”
Not only may you pay big bucks to acquire a degree that won’t land you a job, but the odds are that some of your money will also be wasted on instruction in learned quackery. Stultifying political correctness, ideological indoctrination, esoteric and fantastic theories, and blatant political propagandizing are common perversions of higher education in America today.
You may end up paying for your family to be split apart by strange doctrines. Many economics departments, for example, still teach Marxian or Keynesian theories that were disproved decades or generations ago. I once taught at a high-priced, prestigious college for the children of the successful where my fellow economists taught their pupils that the economic system that enabled their families to afford to send them to an expensive college was immoral and inferior.
You may have to endure tedious education courses (like I did) that are long on collectivist nostrums and short on pedagogical training. You may be stuck with sociology professors who teach that government redistribution of wealth is the key to solving social problems; history courses that obsess about our country’s past faults while ignoring or even denigrating its signal achievements; political science courses that are anti-American; and any number of courses that are intolerant of Christianity.
Remember: Colleges don’t issue refunds for courses that distort reality and warp your intellectual development. Caveat emptor!