The ongoing legal proceedings of celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are keeping the college admissions scandal. and college admissions in general, in the news. It spotlights practices in the college admissions process that elite schools don’t want you to know. But their secrets are out! And they don’t just affect students applying to elite colleges. You might be thinking (or hoping) that the college admissions scandal has no affect on your child, but it does. The college admission practices of elite schools affect just about every child in school – every child in America.
The College Admissions Scandal
If you need a refresher on just what’s involved in the college admissions scandal, you can get a quick recap by watching the CBS news video below, Expert on college admissions on how the system enabled scandal. They summarize the scandal and then talk to expert Daniel Golden about how colleges and universities have created a process which allowed the schemes to happen.
The real reason your kid has so much homework
You might be mistakenly thinking that your child is carrying heavy homework loads for their own good, to help equip them for success in life.
And if that weren’t bad enough, admission to elite colleges is driving the design and curriculum of our entire educational system, from high school down to elementary school. Because high schools try to tailor their system so that kids will have what elite colleges and universities want on their admission applications. And according to Harvard’s own research, it’s damaging our children.
These consequences are real.
The consequences of the broken college admission system in America
1 in 12 college students have a suicide plan. This isn’t just students at elite colleges, this is students at all colleges. Just statistics? Sadly, I know this to be all too true. A student took his own life at my kids college last week. A student took his own life at the college of a friend this fall. These are not just numbers, they are real students. Real people. Real Children. (I’m going to call them children until their 22, or at least 20!)
If you’d like to read more about how the college admissions scandal affects all of us, you can read about it on my website, High School College Success!, How the college admissions scandal affects the rest of us.
Worried about how busy your kids are? About how much homework your kids have? My site, High School College Success! also has lots of information and research to help you start figuring out how you can protect your own child and help guide them to learn what they need for real success.