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  •  Sorry, but the times have changed (0+ / 0-)

    Pedigree has become tantamount once again.  When I went to school, it wasn't nearly as strong a force as it is today because at the time (1981) education was still being opened up to more and more of the middle class- and there were state and federal grants to help pay for your higher education.  In an increasingly small and competitive workplace, the school you attended can determine which doors will be open to you to a greater extent.  The belief that you can make your own destiny regardless of background or pedigree is increasingly becoming a fiction.

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