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Sunday
Mar152015

The other March madness...

One of the first things I tell my students and their parents is that the only "best school" is the best school for you. Frank Bruni's piece in today's New York Times is exactly right:

[F]or too many parents and their children, acceptance by an elite institution isn’t just another challenge, just another goal. A yes or no from Amherst or the University of Virginia or the University of Chicago is seen as the conclusive measure of a young person’s worth, an uncontestable harbinger of the accomplishments or disappointments to come. Winner or loser: This is when the judgment is made. This is the great, brutal culling.

What madness. And what nonsense.

Read the entire thing.

 

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