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The Tangled Web of College Access

To improve it, we need to think of the college admission process as a cultural system. Continue reading

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College Counselors as Advocates: A New Dynamic

Most of the time, college counselors are seen as ardent supporters of their students during the college process. Whether it’s helping create college lists, going over procedures, checking up on deadlines, or writing recommendations, we are in students’ corners as they … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot on the Yellow Brick Road

I attended a webinar the other night sponsored by the International Association for College Admission Counseling. Its topic was the Coalition for Access, Blah, Blah, Blah’s new application and locker system that will supposedly create a Yellow Brick Road straight … Continue reading

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Asking Questions That Need to be Asked

In previous posts I have severely criticized the “Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success” and the report “Turning the Tide,” both of which reveal a lack of respect for high school counselors and students as well as a misunderstanding of how … Continue reading

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Minority Report: Coercing Empathy & Demanding Authenticity

The recent report from the Harvard Graduate School of Education entitled “Turning the Tide” suggests that the college admission process provides a way to create students who are “more generous and humane” instead of being overly competitive and overly concerned … Continue reading

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