A College Admission Weak Link

It’s going to be a hectic week for me because our family is having our annual holiday party and I’ll be making all the food for 80 people.  All I’ve gotten done so far is a mousse pate, puff pastry pinwheels and spicy pecans so I’ve got a lot to do.

I will quickly share with you a post that I wrote yesterday for my college blog for CBS MoneyWatch. I wrote about a topic that I am passionate about — why high school counselors are failing families who need advice on college planning.

It’s the holiday season and I had no intention on revisiting this topic now, but I saw an op-ed by Patrick O’Connor, the former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling who was expressing some of the same frustrations that I’ve been feeling for awhile. I couldn’t resist. Here is the post:

Why High School Counselors Are Failing

If you click on the links in my CBS MoneyWatch post, you’ll find many others posts that I’ve written about this hugely important topic.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution and she also writes college blogs for CBSMoneyWatch and US News & World Report.

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