Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Found this very interesting article recently, that put into words some of my own thoughts and opinions about 'high' education, while at the same time giving a very insightful critic about Universities in the United States. Some things really have no borders.

But if you’re afraid to fail, you’re afraid to take risks, which begins to explain the final and most damning disadvantage of an elite education: that it is profoundly anti-intellectual. This will seem counter intuitive. Aren’t kids at elite schools the smartest ones around, at least in the narrow academic sense? Don’t they work harder than anyone else—indeed, harder than any previous generation? They are. They do. But being an intellectual is not the same as being smart. Being an intellectual means more than doing your homework.

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