Consensus: Only 3% think the Ivy League produces better workers

by editor on March 16, 2011

Surely the Ivy League elite would explain away the results of this survey by testily explaining to society’s losers that they don’t produce workers, they produce leaders.

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John Kerry is living, breathing proof that degrees from Harvard and Yale do not make you superior

Rasmussen has the sad news for America’s elite:

Ronald Reagan was the last president we had who didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school like Harvard or Yale, and the highest levels of government for much of the nation’s history have been filled with Ivy League grads. But that doesn’t seem to influence the thinking of most American Adults.

In fact, only three percent (3%) say individuals who go to Ivy League schools are better workers than those who go to other schools. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Adults across nearly every demographic agree that an Ivy League education does not necessarily make someone a better worker.

We don’t care what the Ivy League’s response to this survey might be, because this looks suspiciously like a consensus and as Al Gore has taught us, nothing’s surer than a consensus.

Source: Rasmussen

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9 Comments on "Consensus: Only 3% think the Ivy League produces better workers"

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hisham
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They don’t teach classes about common sense anymore, at any college. We need to get back to the three basics: readin, riten, and rithmatic! You can do that anywhere. Most of these little prima donnas think they should all be bosses in two years time, feel manual labor is beneath them, and want big piles of OPM (Other People’s Money). To convince them otherwise is a daunting task!

KimmyQueen
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Please this is not news. Many of these people end up getting big jobs of leadership not because of what they can do, but because of their diploma. In some cases it may work out but in other cases it doesn’t. Even if it works out, it doesn’t mean they are capable of doing simple to complex technical or secretarial tasks. Just watch Undercover Boss and you would know what I mean.

Philanthropist
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Yet the Tyranny of the Ivy League in government continues – and they’re circling the wagons. Look at the people they all choose to hate, even inside-the-beltway Republican ‘worthies’ attack Sarah Palin because she’s not one of them.

Navyvet
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A couple of years ago my college advisor told a group of us that nearly 90% of people who graduate from Harvard, graduate with honors. Reason being is that Mommy and Daddy do not want to pay all that money and not have Poindexter or Princess not graduate with “honors”. Dont personally know if it is true, but why would he lie about it?
At my University you had to be in the top 10% of your college.

Lanny
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Apparently the Ivy League is like Little League — Everybody gets a trophy just for playing. The difference, of course, is that Little Leaguers can tie their own shoes.

RKae
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I was at a staged reading of a play a couple years ago. During a Q&A after the show, the playwright remarked that she is embarrassed because she doesn’t have an Ivy League education like her other playwright friends. Ivy League? To write plays?

Someone needs to read up on August Wilson!

Joe
Member

I’ve been trying to tell people this for years. What you learn in college is less important than how you understand what you’ve learned and how you apply it. It’s even less important where the information comes from, as long as it is factual and untainted by bias. I’m of the mind that Ivy League schools are no longer capable of producing truly high quality graduates simply because of the walled off nature of the environment they’re taught in. The faculty of those schools are so insulated from the real world, how is it possible that they can teach? They left their posh prep schools and went straight to an Ivy League institution. At graduation they went to an Ivy League grad school. When they were done there they may have gotten a job at a Wall St. firm through a contact (and never even had to interview because they knew the handshake) or went straight into a teaching or research position there at that school or one of the others. At any rate, how can some one really be a mentor about something they’ve only read about in books.

I have had it with the elevation of Ivy League grads as some sort of superior race or class who must be deferred to. No longer.

nuke
Member

Well, let’s be fair. Kerry was handicapped from the get-go; he’s an idiot.

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