I can make a prediction about our next president that I am absolutely confident will come true. He or she will have an Ivy League degree. Donald Trump got his MBA at Penn’s Wharton School of Business. Hillary Clinton graduated from Yale Law School.
In fact they will be the fifth consecutive president to have graduated from an Ivy League school. George H. W. Bush got his undergraduate degree from Yale. Bill Clinton graduated from Yale Law School. George W. Bush has degrees from Yale and Harvard Business School. Barack Obama graduated from Columbia and Harvard Law School.
Obviously they are fine universities from which anyone would be proud to graduate. However, a very small percentage of our best and brightest will ever have the chance to attend. It is counter to our American ideals to establish an elitist system that most people, no matter how deserving, will not have the opportunity to join. Besides, having that Ivy League degree is no guarantee of success. I once knew a Harvard grad that worked as a secretary.
In four or eight years we will elect a new president. I hope it is someone without Ivy League credentials.