Lisa Belkin contributes a nice synthesis of a parent's takes on the college admission craziness. In her post to the New York Times Motherlode column she brings together three perspectives that circle around:
"Who is right? The parent who sees the application process as a life experience, and thinks that offering a crutch might help them now, but cripple them in the future? Or the parent who says "we're not in Kansas anymore," and feels that all the work put in and learning done during high school will not be enough without advice and guidance on navigating the increasingly competitive system?"Her piece contains links to three other pieces.
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