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Thursday, April 22, 2004  

Further (sad) evidence that the "American dream" has been shelved in favor of oligarchy, (really) old-Europe-style:

At prestigious universities around the country, from flagship state colleges to the Ivy League, more and more students from upper-income families are edging out those from the middle class, according to university data.

Experts say the change in the student population is a result of both steep tuition increases and the phenomenal efforts many wealthy parents put into preparing their children to apply to the best schools.

It makes sense--you shouldn't raise the hopes of the poor by letting them earn college degrees. They'll be far happier working at Wal-Mart if they understand from the outset that there's no alternative.

posted by Jeff | 2:00 PM |
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