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February 28, 2011

College application frenzy: One Dad Says Stop Stressing

Public Radio's Marketplace intereviewed the author of Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College. The takeaway:  Relax.

In the interview with Marketplace's Tess Vigeland, the author Andrew Fergusen describes the pressure and frenzy surrounding the process of getting into college, then reflects:
 "Of course, this is the big myth about college admissions now, which is somehow the exact school you want to go to is going to determine your future and your future happiness, when it's actually quite clear in their studies about this, that where you went to college doesn't have any influence on your happiness or even your job earnings for that matter."

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