Elite colleges are no guarantee of superiority

There was a time when graduates of the Ivies and other marquee-name colleges meant something special, but alas that is no longer the case (“Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates,” The Wall Street Journal, June 8).  I say that as a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania from the late 1950s. 

In those days, there was a free exchange of ideas.  As a result, graduates of elite schools deserved bragging rights.  But today the woke atmosphere has stifled intellectual exchange.  When political correctness is rampant, real education is thwarted. 

Even worse is how easily students feel traumatized by insensitive comments of one sort or another.  What are they going to do when they enter the workplace?  The world is not going to cater to their feelings.

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