Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania Author Frank Bruni
ISBN-10 1455532681
ISBN-13 9781455532681
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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Over the last few decades Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process preceded by test prep tutors all sorts of stratagems all kinds of rankings and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no That belief is wrong It s cruel And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU LL BE Frank Bruni explains why giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes Bruni a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices governors mansions or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants Through statistics surveys and the stories of hugely successful people who didn t attend the most exclusive schools he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges large public universities tiny hideaways in the hinterlands serve as ideal springboards And he illuminates how to make the most of them What matters in the end are a student s efforts in and out of the classroom not the gleam of his or her diploma Where you go isn t who you ll be Americans need to hear that and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education

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The End of College

The End of College Author Kevin Carey
ISBN-10 9781101634592
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 288