Thursday, October 02, 2008

Outsourcing to The Quick and the Ed

by Andrew Gillen

Continuing with my recent trend of outsourcing half my posts to the The Quick and the Ed staff, I'd like to point out yet another great point by Kevin Carey. The dean of admissions at Harvard recently said "At Harvard we get terrific students, and we turn out terrific students later on. Is that due to Harvard or is that due to the students to begin with? Who knows?"

I appreciate honesty and candor as much as the next guy but shouldn't you know? ...To really make some headway you'd need at minimum a group of very smart, highly-skilled people with access to large amounts of resources along with specific training in various complex research and analytic methods, plus proximity to thousands of potential subjects to study. In other words, a place just like Harvard...

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