Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Universities exist to make minds, not careers. At present, they can foster a sense of entitlement, insularity, and narrow-mindedness.
A quote:

Being an intellectual begins with thinking your way outside of your assumptions and the system that enforces them. But students who get into elite schools are precisely the ones who have best learned to work within the system, so it's almost impossible for them to see outside it, to see that it's even there.

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