Yale Professor Tells Parents Not to Send Children to Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 4:56 pm

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be better off if they looked outside the Ivy League to pursue excellence and become more substantive people.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chris Hayes, Twilight Of The Elites: America After Meritocracy

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 10:59 am

If, like me, you have been following Chris Hayes on Twitter for an extended period of time, you’ve been aware of his book project on the loss of faith in institutions. He’s engaged in a public display of the writing and publishing process for over two years. And for all that time, I have pictured him responding to the steady drumbeat of institutional failures with emergency rewrites. Wait, the debt limit deal! Hold page 73! What, a coach at Penn State molested young boys for years and nobody did anything about it? I’m going to need another chapter! (Indeed, the saga of Jerry Sandusky does eke its way into the narrative.) We chat with author Chis Hayes about is new book.

Economic Mobility in America Has Worsened

By: Monday December 5, 2011 10:10 am

In the past few decades it has become much rarer for the poor to move themselves out of poverty. Low economic mobility and high income inequality are hallmarks of feudal societies run by landed gentry, not nations founded on fairness and equal opportunity.

Late Night: Journalism is a Meritocracy

By: Monday January 31, 2011 8:00 pm

Fox News.com contributor Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

Let me repeat that. FOX NEWS.COM CONTRIBUTOR Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

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