Thursday, March 3, 2011

Crazy U/Crazy Me -- Keeping Perspective During the Admissions Process

I guess at some point many of us think we have a book deep within, though not I. Andrew Ferguson decided to turn the college admissions adventure into a hardback, Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course on Getting His Kid into College. I can't vouch for the content, haven't read the book, but he does seem to pinpoint part of what makes the process so crazy: for every solid, plausible point made about admissions, there is an equally solid and plausible, 180 degree different counterpoint. Arrrrgggghhh.

It could make a mom insane, if she allows it. But none of us will go that far, if we keep our senses of humor and skepticism intact.

Here's an interview with Ferguson, courtesy Inside Higher Ed. It's worth reading -- if only for the worthwhile opportunity to hear a dad's viewpoint.

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