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As any student serious about their education knows, they’re under tremendous stress to be the best. We hear stories about near nervous breakdowns, lost youth, and depression all the time. But colleges are partly behind this myth of exceptionalism because it makes them look better and allows them to charge more tuition. Let’s look at the pressure students are under: Perfect SAT and ACT test scores. Okay, colleges know very few students will get a perfect score, but they’re pushing students very hard to get a 2100 on the SAT or a 30 on the ACT. Extr... More
College Prep | Comments (0)
Students are under intense pressure to be perfect as they apply for college. In a world in which a college degree is all but necessary to get a good job in a changing economic landscape, that pressure is understandable. Students are told early on that they need great SAT or ACT scores, great extracurricular activities, great Advanced Placement classes and so on. And yet the system doesn’t make it easy for everyone to be so perfect. Disadvantaged students in particular struggle to put together that stellar application that gets them into those highly selective schools. &nbs... More
Guidance Counselors | Comments (0)
It has always been RSC’s position that guidance counselors want to help students, but sometimes the system lets them – and you – down. Consider these amazing facts: Guidance Counselors Are Overworked ASCA, the American School Counseling Association, says guidance counselors should see no more than 250 students. The average counselor sees 457. ASCA believes counselors should spend 70% of their time serving students. The average counselor spends 50% of their time working with students. In many schools, they are assigned to non-counseling du... More