While all Princetonians can swell with pride about this, what exactly is the basis for this evaluation of Princeton in such a high position? And is it deserved? I don't know. But I suspect it is more based on snob appeal from aspiring college students and their helicopter parents in the bourgeoisie than on meaningful data. I am not trying to tear down the achievement, I am only trying to tear down the validity of our prejudices.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.