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The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

I just read a great essay by William Deresiewicz, an associate professor of English at Yale. His message is clear: ivy-league education is flawed.

Here is the killer sentence:

It’s no coincidence that our current president [Bush], the apotheosis of entitled mediocrity, went to Yale.

Via Sébastien Paquet.

See also my posts It may not matter all that much where you go to college and The 2 myths getting students into ivy-league schools.

Disclosure. I am a University of Toronto graduate. The closest thing Canada has to an Elite education, I would guess.