The real world won’t care where your child went to college

“At this time of year, high school seniors everywhere are neck-deep in the college admissions process. A friend of mine (a dean of college counseling at a prestigious New England prep school) recently said to me, “Seniors have exactly three things on their minds right now: today, tomorrow, and college applications.” It’s true. The obsession in this country with college admissions is very real, and the pressure to “get in” is overwhelming. Students run themselves ragged chasing test scores, taking AP courses, dominating at sports, participating in student organizations, getting straight As – whatever it takes to prove their “worth.” Meanwhile, parents compound the anxiety by voicing strong opinions, pushing their child toward certain schools or even taking more drastic actions (hello, college admissions scandal).”

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