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I am sharing with you today an angry comment sent to me from an physician in a Southern state whose daughter will be heading to college in the fall.
The mother is furious because not a single school gave her extremely bright child a single scholarship.
I decided that her provocative note was worth sharing. Maybe you will agree with some or all of what this mom had to say. I suspect most of you will find some of her comments offensive.
In my next post, I’ll share my own thoughts about what this mom had to say. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you! Please share any thoughts in the comment box below this post.
An Angry Physician’s Email
Here is the mother’s note:
Smart kids with smart parents are penalized.
My daughter is a National Merit finalist and presidential scholar nominee. She earned a 35 on her ACT and a 2370 on her SAT. She is a straight A with many multiple AP classes all with highest scores of 5. She played soccer & piano and was a multiple golden key art winner. She is an artistic and academic genius with outstanding essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.
My daughter got accepted to every school to which she applied: University of Chicago, Duke, Washington University in St. Louis… to name a few.
HERE’S THE DRUMROLL… NO SCHOLARSHIP MONEY ANYWHERE…
The schools expect the parents to cover 100% of the cost. Both parents are medical doctors who saved $168,000 for college since child was born. We were told to cover the remaining amount from our own retirement accounts!
Merit alone is not rewarded in this country. Smart financial planning and saving is penalized. She would have gone free anywhere if her parents had been dumb sloths.
What is hardest to swallow as her mother is that my taxes pay for less hardworking kids with far less merit to go to these schools for free. And these very kids love to brag about their “scholarships.”
Take home message: any kid who gets “scholarships” money is very likely to not be amongst the brightest kids in the country nor from families who planned and saved for the future.
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