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College: about filtering

2001-11-07 15:17:21+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Via RC3 comes a mirror of a Newsweek report on a study by Alan Krueger and Stacy Berg Dale, an economist at Princeton, and a researcher at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, respectively, who normalized by SAT and, although the article doesn't get explicit, apparently a few other factors, and found no differences in earning potential. "The only exception was poorer students, regardless of race; they gained slightly from an elite school".

Which is odd, 'cause although I've posited this jokingly, more recently I've said seriously that if I had to do it over again, I'd get into the best school I could and party my ass off, so that I'd meet that professional network of friends earlier.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:14+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Princeton press release:

They found that where a student applies is a more powerful predictor of future earnings success than where he or she attends.

Or, in Krueger's words:

"It appears that student ambition, as reflected in the quality of the school to which he or she applies, is a better predictor of earning success than what college they ultimately choose or which college chooses them."