If you haven’t seen the campy You Tube musical called “Why I Chose Yale, you might want to check it out. I imagine that watching it will only increase the anxiety of any parent or high school student who thinks Yale (or some other Ivy League school) is the only higher-ed trophy worth bagging.
If you feel that way, or even if you don’t, I’d urge you to look at a post that I wrote yesterday for my other college blog gig over at CBSMoneyWatch that shares the confession of an Ivy League mom, who has been experiencing regrets about her children’s choice of Yale. Her sons attended one of those expensive private high schools that serve as a breeding ground for Ivy League recruits and her family is steeped in Yale tradition. There wasn’t any question where her sons would land.
The ulterior motive for my post, 5 Reasons to Attend a Liberal Arts College, was actually to direct bright students in another possible direction. I hope you check it out.