The fact is that approximately 30,000 kids will apply to EACH of the eight Ivy League schools out of the over 8 million applicants to colleges/universities nation wide. The New York Times recently published this table (see link below) to illustrate the fact that many Ivy League schools are lowering their acceptance rates, so that fewer prospective students will be making it in at all. Translation, better plan to have multiple back ups and perhaps temper the dream of Ivy League splendor!
|It takes a brave parent to let your child be who they are meant to be.|
It is true that jobs are fewer and hard to find, and will be even tougher and more competitive as time goes on. Those that have the ability to think outside the box, and create a job where none exists will do well. We need more square pegs in round holes and parents with the courage to allow those differences to shine!!! There are PLENTY of people who succeed in life with a non Ivy League School education, or a non traditional way of approaching schooling.
Let them be happy and BE KIDS, first! It all ends too soon as it is, and that is a reality that no Ivy League School can stop!