Jeanne Allen: Our College System Is Exposed—What Now?

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Apr 26, 12:00 AM

Jeanne Allen: Our College System Is Exposed -- What Now?

But there’s good news for overstressed parents and students — it turns out that while elite schools can help students advance, they’re not as important for a student’s future as one might think. A groundbreaking report in 2011 by the late economist Alan Krueger showed students with similar SAT scores enjoyed roughly the same career success, regardless of which college they attended. Simply put: intelligence and aptitude matter more than attending a name-brand school.

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