I couldn't' agree more. Originally the Ivy League was where the old money east coast elites sent their children. The middle class aspired to send their children there for the connections their own children would make if not for the quality of the educations afforded. Now it seems you're less likely to meet a Bush or Kennedy than some recent 2nd generation immigrant automaton ruthlessly driven by 1st generation immigrant tiger parents. Elitism is giving way to meritocracy, which is good, but at a frightening cost.