“Alexandra Robbins, author of ‘The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids’ [. . .] thinks the mystique of the Ivy League is starting to wear thin — even though, as she acknowledges, it’s harder than ever to get into those colleges. ‘Other schools have caught up and surpassed the Ivy League,’ she says.
“An Ivy League degree can even be a hindrance. Ms. Robbins says she recently talked to the chief executive of a major company who has an unofficial policy against hiring Ivy grads. ‘There is an assumption that if you went to an Ivy League school, you have a sense of entitlement,’ she says.”
— Thomas Bartlett, writing on “Yanking (the Chains of) the Ivies,” in the Oct. 26 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education