I just came across this article about elite education, and the habits of the Ivy Leaguers. I really like the opening paragraphs which asks why the author, who is an Ivy League grad has so much trouble talking to the plumber who will fix his pipes.
This has a lot to do with what Pierre Bourdieu and the “habitus” of social class. As the author, William Deresiewicz points out, this is tightly connected to how “intelligent” you are.
The Disadvantages of an Elite Education
Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers
By William Deresiewicz