The Right Wingnuts are forever pointing at Unicorns to justify all manner of divide-and-conquer manuevers. Chief among such is that "college doesn't matter, just look at Bill Gates!" The Unicorn Theory of Success. Is and always was nonsense, but even most of the Unicorns find it useful to justify both their paths and also the constriction of access to various paths for the less fortunate. Gates was born with millions in trust funds. Not exactly a bootstrap tale.

Well, another research study puts the lie to the Unicorn Theory:


We found about 94 percent of these U.S. leaders attended college, and about 50 percent attended an elite school. Though almost everyone went to college, elite school attendance varied widely. For instance, only 20.6 percent of House members and 33.8 percent of 30-millionaires attended an elite school, but over 80 percent of Forbes' most powerful people did. For whatever reason, about twice as many senators - 41 percent - as House members went to elite schools.

Where did Devin Nunes go?


After receiving his associate of arts degree from the College of the Sequoias, Nunes graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business and a master's degree in agriculture.

And what about that associate's degree? oops!


WASC placed the college on "show cause" status in early 2013 and required to demonstrate to WASC that it should remain accredited. In early 2014, the accreditation status of COS was changed to "warning" as many of the original deficiencies were corrected but others remained; a follow-up report is due in October.

A shit kicker in Congress.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 21, 2017 at 10:19am

R&L

Comment by koshersalaami on April 21, 2017 at 11:41am

Gates didn't get a degree but he went to Harvard. 

Comment by Robert Young on April 21, 2017 at 11:53am

the study looked at the assertion that the modern day meme, "drop out, turn on, get rich" is false.  most of the tech Unicorns spent some time in college. 

there is scholarship that college-for-all isn't the most sensible.  lots of the folks who do drop out should have gone to voc-ed.  become plumbers and such.  long as Orange Julius Caesar keeps the H2-B from taking over.

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