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  •  I feel for these kids (5+ / 0-)
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    dfarrah, emal, boji, ColoTim, orestes1963

    The college admissions process is a giant scam. And The College Board benefits. Kids are told to take AP classes, tests are $87 each. They are urged to take the PSAT and the SAT over and over to improve scores. The. When it's time to Pply they spend money and time on those when many aren't even looked at.

    After they finally get into a school it costs a fortune. I can see how a kid might finally wake up,after driving the self hard for 4 years and realizing they are the same as 60,000 other applicants to their dream school and saying WTF?

    Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

    by voracious on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 07:12:49 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. They try to live these perfect lives, (1+ / 0-)
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      orestes1963

      have been successful, and then everyone, in this case rejected her.

      Great letter. There is some satire here too. Two moms ...

      She is making fun of the liberal make up of the selection committee.

      Did she deserve it? Who knows. They reject many students with perfect SAT scores every year.

      College has become a total scam. According to one study, 47% of students have no increase in skills after 2 years.

      Another study estimated that 85% of jobs don't need any of the skills learned in college.

      Student debt hit a trillion last year, and it is going up all the time faster than inflation. The colleges are spending much more on recreation and sports than education. Professors are much more likely to be non-tenured than any time in our history.

      If we have a problem in education, it is the college scam be taken on our students and parents.

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