Drop Out And Get Schooled - Patrick Bet-David & Thomas Ellsworth

Drop Out And Get Schooled

By Patrick Bet-David & Thomas Ellsworth

  • Release Date: 2017-01-23
  • Genre: Careers
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings


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.


Written by Patrick Bet-David with Thomas Ellsworth



    By Juan David C
    Patrick did a great job writing this book. There’s very few books on this important topic. Going to college is unquestionably one the most important decisions that we make in our lives but this brings up this fundamental question. Should we go to college? Is it worth it? Patrick dives into these types of questions and more. Highly recommended
  • The best book for those high school or college kids

    By David2Gs
    Well researched material and Patrick also speaks from experience. This book has given me the strength and knowledge to successfully focus on Entrepreneurship and give up the college myth.
  • Great book!!!

    By 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇
    It is very important that you as someone who is in high school or in college read this!!! And share this with friends, this really opened up my eyes and changed my view point on college.