Interesting article from the Dean of Admissions at Cooper Union http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2008/01/18/lipton. As some of the comments note, I think that admissions officers have to accept most of the blame for a process and marketing that creates most of the stress in this process. I’m also not a fan of the whole “helicopter parent” tag, which doesn’t seem to me to be all that different than in the past few years if you factor out the ease of ongoing contact via mobile phones and texting. I’d write more, but I just got elected PTA president of my son’s elementary school where he’s in kindergarten, and I need to go talk to the principal about making sure my son is getting enough good performance stickers to accurrately reflect his obvious brilliance. Be seeing you.
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