Uma educação de elite

The elite like to think of themselves as belonging to a meritocracy, but that’s true only up to a point. Getting through the gate is very difficult, but once you’re in, there’s almost nothing you can do to get kicked out.

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education: um professor da Universidade de Yale escreve sobre as desvantagens de uma formação superior demonstrando como é mais fácil ultrapassar as barreiras étnicas do que as diferenças de classe. O autor, William Deresiewicz, discorre sobre algumas debilidades da educação académica, em particular sobre a tendência para a descriminação e o proteccionismo institucional que perverte a meritocracia em prol do favorecimento colegial.

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education: a professor from Yale University says it’s easier to overcome ethnical differences than those of class. The author, William Deresiewicz, goes through some of the frailties of the academic instruction model, most noticeably for the dangers of discrimination and institutional protectionism that undermine a true merit-based culture.

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