Let’s say your student didn’t get accepted at First Choice U. And they’re less than thrilled with the choices available to them. And they can name all kinds of humongously successful people who don’t have college degrees and they tell you maybe they
I’ve had several conversations this past week that have served as stark reminders of how much college has changed since the days when those of us with approaching-college-age kids attended. My cousin’s son is graduating from college next month. (Congratulations, Nick!) He has done everything “right,” exactly the way we coach today’s young people. He earned loads of college credit…
With acceptance letters en route to students, it’s time for a refresher course on “Acceptance to an Elite School Does Not Guarantee Anything– Nor Does Non-Acceptance.” Here is a list of the schools that the 2014 Rhodes Scholars attended:
Let’s be clear: there are plenty of reasons beyond job prospects to attend college. Let’s also be clear that college costs a fortune, so the potential return of that fortune invested needs to be part of the consideration whether to attend.
Digressing into the personal here. A couple of weeks ago, my family attended our first Curriculum Night at their future (this fall) high school. About 3/4 of the incoming families crammed into the cafeteria to learn more about the school’s IB program.