Monday, February 28

College: An Endangered Species?

Every middle-class American family with a college-age child knows how it goes: the meetings at which the high school counselor draws up a list of "reaches" and "safeties," the bills for SAT prep courses, the drafts of the personal essay in which your child tries to strike just the right note between humility and self-promotion--and finally, on the day of decision, the search through the mail in dread of the thin envelope that would mean it's all over and that, as a family, you have collectively failed.
NY Review of Books looks at the place of higher education and its prospects.

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