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How to Make Elite Colleges Less Elitist

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By Jane Shaw, RealClearEducation - 

The facts are pretty damning: The Ivy League and other selective schools are bastions of privileged students. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds that colleges are “highly stratified by socioeconomic class, with 72 percent of students in the nation’s most competitive institutions coming from families in the wealthiest quartile.” Meanwhile, the IRS reports “children whose parents are in the top 1 percent of the income distribution are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League college than those whose parents are in the bottom income quintile.”

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  1. The problem isn’t “Ivy League” colleges, of themselves.
    The problem is the preference their graduates get being hired for government jobs….even though they have grown up and been educated in isolated, pampered environments, NOT in what we used to call “The Real World.”