Category College-Bound Students

Setting Students Up for Failure

A lot has been written over the last several years about the out of control tuitions at America’s universities.  (Sadly, tuition costs are becoming an issue in English universities at this point, too.  But even the tuition at Oxford is a fraction of what the costs of ivy-league schools in the U.S. are.) We all […]

For Parents and College-Bound Students: The Information The University Won’t Tell You

The spring has become campus visit time for many families in the United States.  The universities are always careful to present their best faces, tour prospective students to the most desirable spots on campus, and talk up the “services”, the “college experience”.  This is pure theatre, and you are being manipulated by some of the […]

Three Reasons Why President Obama’s Promises About Higher Education Offer No Promise at All

President’s speech yesterday, and his promise that his administration will work to make sure every student in America has access to college, promises nothing of value to our students.  There are three basic reasons for this.   The first:  his assurances that everything possible will be done to keep college costs under control.   This doesn’t […]