Re: Education

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 11:17:54 MDT

> I think that a key problem is the existence of
> ivy-league
> institutions like Harvard and MIT. These places are
> basically
> institutions to insure that the children of the
> wealthy can suck
> up most of society's resources for their own
> education, and to
> give them a leg up on everyone else in terms of
> contacts and
> reputation. Contrary to popular belief, there are
> no academic
> scholarships at most of the most-respected
> institutions, except
> ROTC scholarships and minority scholarships.

As an immigrant who had working-class parents, and
yet attended an Ivy League school (Columbia Univ.),
on scholarship, I beg to differ.

Sure, there were students who came from well off
families. But there were also a lot of people like
me who got in on academic merit.


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