Fortinbras wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:27 pm
I would dare say that military school, such as West Point, was an adequate education for some presidents including such heroes of the Republic as Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower.
The military Academies are not what you think of when someone says ''military schools". Hardly a place where the problem rich kids with self control issues are sent in some kind of exile by affluent parents, simply being appointed to one of them requires a demonstrated lifelong history of discipline, dedication and determination.
Aside from that, they are unlike a lot of high school level military schools, damn fine Universities where you have to work hard and end up with a top flight education. In that respect, they can be and often are superior to the Ivy League schools where more often than anyone admit,s once you get in your success is not nearly as hard as the journey. I saw it a lot and there is quite a reputation for it at both Yale and Brown, schools that otherwise are perceived as places that provide a good amount of book learnin'. (also too, the undergraduate Ivy League schools are not nearly as elite as the Ivy League Graduate Schools)
Having known plenty of people from both, I'd put the average graduate of West Point ahead of the average graduate of Harvard every day of the week and twice on Sunday, as regards to how ''educated'' they were the day after they were graduated.