. . . We Need to Inspire Them Too
Critical parents have been saying lots of things about their sons and daughters who have been attending classes at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re bored. They’re unmotivated. They’re frightened. They’re angry.
And let’s face it. They have every right to be every one of those things. Wouldn’t you be too, if you were young and your entire world became unfamiliar and frightening? Wouldn’t your belief that the world is an inherently good place have been shaken? We believe it would have, and that you would be entirely justified in feeling pessimistic. Read more
Are you, like thousands of other college students, waiting to get the word that classes are about to start again on campus?
That will be an exciting day. But even though you are eager to get to campus, we would like to ask you . . .
Have you seen stories online and on the evening news about students who are dropping out of college already this year? It’s happening to unfortunate students. For example, we just read a story about a young woman who dropped out of her community college because she could not afford Internet service.
If you are short of funds and thinking about taking a gap year, you might consider changing your mind, because financial aid could be available to help you. Read more
You’re Taking Classes Remotely . . . Should You Take SAT and ACT Prep Classes Online Too?
This has been a dream year for people who dislike standardized tests.
Across America, colleges and universities have dropped the requirement that applicants take the SAT or the ACT. They’ve become what was once called “test-optional.” The story is reflected in headlines like these: Read more
We are going to start today’s post by asking you a question.
Can you identify the following college, based on the information we provide below? This college:
- Accepts more than 60% of all applicants
- Has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of foreign students it has enrolled
- Offers financial aid to more than 70% of the students it accepts
- Has a shrinking endowment
- Has a difficult time raising money from alumni
- Is continuing to build costly new buildings and campus facilities in the hope of attracting more students