DailyDirt: Who Cares if You Went To A Good School?

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The field of education seems ripe for disruption -- with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other forms of online classes. However, it's difficult to judge the quality of these online programs and compare them to the traditional classroom experience. The conventional wisdom has ranked prestigious universities in roughly the same order for decades, so it'll be interesting to see how online courses and degrees might factor into these lists. Here are just a few interesting links on the quality of higher education. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    out_of_the_blue, 30 Sep 2013 @ 5:21pm

    The 1% like Mike who went to the Ivy League care.

    If you didn't go to one of those, you are déclassé, simply shut out.

    A high portion go into politics; for example, look up Harvard's "Skull and Bones" secret fraternity -- members include George Bush and John Kerry -- and you'll find an astounding high percentage end up in top offices; in 2004 it was certain that one of their frat boys would become prez. That's not coincidence. The Ivy League is not about what you know, but who you know.

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