The Fetishization of Elite Schools

I think that the fetishization of elite schools in American culture, the way in which they cultivate an image as brands, as imprimaturs of some scarce resource called ‘excellence,’ is sad and pathological, and profoundly anti-democratic. The truth … is that an intellectual life is available to almost anyone, almost anywhere, if they work hard enough and are given some kind of access point.

Jess Row

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2 responses to “The Fetishization of Elite Schools

  1. Right on!!! This is fabulous…is this written by one of your students?

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