The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

William Deresiewicz on the foibles of the Ivy League elite:

Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers.


With respect to class, these schools are largely—indeed increasingly—homogeneous. Visit any elite campus in our great nation and you can thrill to the heartwarming spectacle of the children of white businesspeople and professionals studying and playing alongside the children of black, Asian, and Latino businesspeople and professionals.