For some reason, responding to comments on my own entries doesn’t seem to work.
Jason points out McGill University as an example of the phenomenon discussed in own of my most recent entries:
University Rankings and Diversity « Disparate
And it’s exactly the case that McG fits the pattern. But they’re not alone. Some schools in the U.S. (with pretensions of being top-notch academic institutions) are even more deeply entrenched in this educational philosophy favouring prestige over knowledge.
Good thing there’s such a thing as Concordia University.