I am finally back in the classroom, and as every year passes, I get another year older than the crop of mostly seniors and juniors who show up in my finance class. Next year, if not already, I will likely be twice as old as some of them. And after that ... a genuine generation gap.
The Boston Globe has two recent articles about college students. There are kernels of truth in each of them, though neither is entirely accurate. Here they are:
The New Me Generation
The crop of talented recent graduates coming into today's workforce is widely
seen as narcissistic and entitled. And those are their best qualities.
At the elite colleges - dim white kids
What they almost never say is that many of the applicants who were rejected were far more qualified than those accepted. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, it was not the black and Hispanic beneficiaries of affirmative action, but the rich white kids with cash and connections who elbowed most of the worthier applicants aside.