Monday, February 7, 2011

The Value of an Elite School: Not That Much

A recent study of an elite school vs. a non-elite school's graduates finds that the elite diploma can get you a job in the first place but staying there and prospering there is not really affected by the name on the diploma. The thing that promotes you is the skill and learning on the job that you bring to it, not some elite intangible aura. Of course, I find this fact very encouraging for several reasons!

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