Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Elite colleges have outlived their usefulness

They used to be a signaling mechanism for the smart and/or h batman03/13/19
Oddly enough some of the parents were angling for USD. That trijocker03/14/19
It's time 4 u 2 reach 6' medicalpenis03/13/19
It was never the purpose of Elite colleges to “signal ‘s exnite03/13/19
Yes. The problems began when they paid homage to being a me doublefriedchicken03/13/19
Harvard now offering four year degree in feeling oppressed persius03/13/19
I knew this was a troll post when you called Pepperdine an e themapmaster03/13/19
I was going to remark on Pepperdine = elite, too, but after kickflipninja03/14/19
Like it or not, Ivy League Schools admissions are never as t mrlollipop03/14/19
One of my ancestors described getting into Hamilton College plumber03/14/19
Affirmative action for the rich, and the blacks. Everyone el orgdonor03/14/19
The whole thing is a backdoor sales gimmick. The population thecharmingmresq03/14/19
Education is the best industry for a socialist or communist. triplesix03/14/19
It is also interesting/ironic that a lot of the funding to p plumber03/14/19
This is why we'll never see a wealth tax. Income taxes hit gazoo03/14/19
batman (Mar 13, 2019 - 10:31 pm)

They used to be a signaling mechanism for the smart and/or hard-working. Now all it signals is you are rich and privileged. Elite universities don't have some weird intrinsic value, their value stems from the prestige they hold in the eyes of employers.

It's time for that to change. Time to mandate that companies are not allowed to accept resumes with the University name listed. The fact you went to college and the major should suffice.

It's time for people that graduated from San Diego State to stand on equal footing with graduates of elite universities like Pepperdine.

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trijocker (Mar 14, 2019 - 9:06 am)

Oddly enough some of the parents were angling for USD.
That's not UCSD for those of you not from CA, but USD a small private school, that's not that rigorous. If you can't get your student into USD without help, they shouldn't be going to college.

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medicalpenis (Mar 13, 2019 - 10:37 pm)

It's time 4 u 2 reach 6'

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exnite (Mar 13, 2019 - 10:39 pm)

It was never the purpose of Elite colleges to “signal ‘smart’ or ‘hard-working’: instead, it was to train the sons and daughters of Preps how to protect their wealth and avoid the horrors of Democracy. The problem is they forgot their purpose and began letting in non-Preps for purposes of diversity and profit. Now we have substantial number Elite college grads who serve no Earthly purpose other than being critics of society.

That’s why they need to go back to accepting only Preps with good phenotypes from wealthy, influential old-money families like they used to.

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doublefriedchicken (Mar 13, 2019 - 10:43 pm)

Yes. The problems began when they paid homage to being a meritocracy.

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persius (Mar 13, 2019 - 10:50 pm)

Harvard now offering four year degree in feeling oppressed

https://babylonbee.com/news/harvard-now-offering-four-year-degree-in-feeling-oppressed

“For those lucky enough to be able to afford the quarter-million-dollar cost of attending our prestigious school, we are offering a comprehensive program that will prepare you for a lifetime of convincing yourself that you are a perpetual victim and nothing that happens in your life is your own fault,” Harvard president Drew Faust announced in an afternoon press conference.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what your background is, whether or not you’re by far the most privileged people in the history of our planet—you should feel oppressed, and we will prove it to you.”

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themapmaster (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:32 pm)

I knew this was a troll post when you called Pepperdine an elite university.

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kickflipninja (Mar 14, 2019 - 4:10 am)

I was going to remark on Pepperdine = elite, too, but after I reread the OP I understood the post differently.

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mrlollipop (Mar 14, 2019 - 3:06 am)

Like it or not, Ivy League Schools admissions are never as tough as it is now. You think the rich and privileged have it easy when it comes to getting into Ivy Leagues. Do you know that until the 1960's a gentlemen's "C" can get a rich prep boy into Harvard. JFK never had good grades in Choate, but he was accepted into Harvard.

Back in 19th century and early 20th century, WASP prep boys never need to compete with women and minorities to get into Ivy Leagues. Now white constitute no more than half of Harvard's freshmen admission

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plumber (Mar 14, 2019 - 9:33 am)

One of my ancestors described getting into Hamilton College back in the early 1800s. He had a private meeting with the president of the college, during which the president asked him where he obtained his education. The lad told him his father was his teacher. The president asked him about his father, quizzed him on a couple things and the next day when his father showed up to meet with the president he suggested that his son join the junior class and take a degree.. for a specific fee consisting of 10 gold eagles.

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orgdonor (Mar 14, 2019 - 7:21 am)

Affirmative action for the rich, and the blacks. Everyone else is who you can trust in hiring. I don't think, "what did your parents do?" is off limits in hiring.

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thecharmingmresq (Mar 14, 2019 - 9:23 am)

The whole thing is a backdoor sales gimmick. The population of America has gone up like 50% since the 1970s, and the incoming freshman class of eg Cornell has gone up basically nothing, maybe 5%. So it’s 45% tougher to get in.
And the schools get donations from eager grandparents and childless aunts and the like all these years but then get to act shocked, SHOCKED!, to find out someone’s been putting their fingers on the scale

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triplesix (Mar 14, 2019 - 9:40 am)

Education is the best industry for a socialist or communist. No dividends, no shareholder, state funding via grants or student loans. Literally the whole system is for the benefit of the workers. A paradise.

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plumber (Mar 14, 2019 - 10:02 am)

It is also interesting/ironic that a lot of the funding to pay leftist professors in the college scam, er I mean education industry comes from wealthy donors.

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gazoo (Mar 14, 2019 - 10:52 am)

This is why we'll never see a wealth tax.
Income taxes hit the schlubs trying to get rich. A wealth tax hits those who are already rich and know how to game the system.

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