Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Buy-me Leagues

Ivy league universities admit students based on merit? Not a chance.

Can you imagine what might happen if people like David Horowitz stopped worrying about the fact that Ivy League professors are secretly burning incense to Osama bin Laden, and started worrying about the fact that the Ivy League schools are set up in such a way that only the very best children of millionaires can gain entry?

Or, even better, if those professors who actually are socialists, communists, anarchists and so forth actually stopped to think about the fact that they are the linchpins of a system that exists largely to pretend that rich WASP kids are smarter than they are and keep lower to middle class kids from ever gaining entry?

Can you imagine?

2 comments:

Pantiespantiespanties said...

One of the not-so-secrets of the Ivy League - one of the admissions criteria is whether or not your family has the buxxx to give the uni a nice fat endowment. So within the mix of bright students, you get real rich dumbasses.

Hiromi

Rufus said...

I remember taking a logic class as W&M (ironically enough) and a girl coming in to tell the professor:
"I'm not able to do this sort of work, so I'm exempt from it. Check with the Dean- He'll tell you. He's friends with my parents."