What, I disagree with is the analysis of the article about stress and other issues. Before I go further I should say I applied to 18 different schools 20 years ago so there might be a little bias. The reason I did so was not a worry about getting in, but to create competition. I was recruited by many schools to play basketball. I got into all 18 schools and leveraged what they wanted me for, basketball, with what I wanted an education and financial aid. I got it from a great school. This is what the free market provides for us.
Now, colleges are tough and when I saw students were worried about getting in, I wondered do we have too much emphasis on college. Yes there are those that should go, but if you’re worried about getting in maybe you haven’t done enough to compete in the college market and maybe there are ways you can better compete. Maybe you shouldn’t be there at all and other options should be found. This is the beauty of the free market again and is something we should embrace not tear down.
With so many colleges and universities out there opportunities exist but we need to compete for them just like they compete for us and people need to make the decision if they want to compete for these or not. Competition is not a bad thing, in fact it is how we have built our great country. Rather than make our children freak out about competition let’s teach them how to deal with it and embrace it.
What are your thoughts?
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