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The college admissions process can drive you mad.
As a veteran educator and mother of two sons who recently graduated from high school, I’ve watched firsthand as what used to be a somewhat-stressful, nail-biting handful of months evolved into an agonizing, massively anxious, never-ending Youth Achievement Derby beginning years before high school even starts.
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That was your child’s shot at being accepted to one of New York City’s gifted-and-talented programs this school year. A report out this morning from the city’s Independent Budget Office finds that 36,000 students took the test to get in—for only 2,200 kindergarten seats (and a handful in grades 1 to 3). 342 more words
Did you hear that?
That’s the sound of pure joy – the sound of the student who was accepted to her first choice college – the college whose binding Early Decision application she submitted on November 1. 448 more words
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“Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment or experience that is important to you.”
In some form or other, this prompt will be on almost every…