05.24.11

Who better to tell us about how top schools are only for the elite than the VIP snob from the same

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:34 pm by George Smith

David Leonhardt from the New York Times, who won a Pulitzer for “commentary,” on how the top schools in the US are — big surprise — only for the top economic slice:

Like it or not, these [snob] colleges have outsize influence on American society. So their admissions policies don’t matter just to high school seniors; they’re a matter of national interest … For all of the other ways that top colleges had become diverse, their student bodies remained shockingly affluent. At the University of Michigan, more entering freshmen in 2003 came from families earning at least $200,000 a year than came from the entire bottom half of the income distribution. At some private colleges, the numbers were even more extreme.

And who better to write such a piece than someone who knows the smell of his own hole.

David Leonhardt’s entry at Wiki:

Born in New York, Leonhardt graduated from Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York in 1990, and then continued his studies at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics. At Yale, Leonhardt served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News.

Next assignment: The wealthy get all the spoil in the US by the journalist who enjoys the modern spoils system. Second Pulitzer material, surely.

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