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Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard. His book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
- liberal arts [is good]
- <quote>I submit that if “building a self” is the goal of a university education, you’re going to be reading anguished articles about how the universities are failing at it for a long, long time. </quote>
- Ron Unz,some sort of insinuation of racism against (or for) Asians at Ivy League admission control.
- Camilla Benbow, a sociologist
- David Lubinski, a sociologist
- <quote>[Essayists] Stephen Jay Gould and Malcolm Gladwell, pushing a leftist or heart-above-head egalitarianism, </quote>
- Caroline Hoxby, an economist.
- <quote>The Ivy admissions sweepstakes may be irrational, but the parents and teenagers who clamber to win it are not.</quote>
Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League; William Deresiewicz (ex-Yale); In New Republic; 2014-07-21.
Teaser: Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies
William Deresiewicz; Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and The Way to a Meaningful Life, Free Press; 2014-08-19. He taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008.
- The purpose of an (elite) liberal arts education is …
- To learn to think (this can be taught).
- Something unspecified about “building a self.”
- Admission control in the colleges is substantially lottery
- There are lots of weird ways in which “diversity” is achieved; there are colorful names for these people (legacies, PQs, rounded, pointied, etc.)
- Actual people run this stackrank system.
Referenced in Pinker’s essay.
- Charles Murray, Richard J. Herrnstein; The Bell Curve; a book.
- Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Testing
- Education Act of 1944
- Alfred Yates, a psychologist
- Douglas Pidgeon, a psychologist