Anti-Ivy bias

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“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

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