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Books at home push kids toward more schooling
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“My wife's parents did not go to college. Linda's father was a carpenter. Her mother was an aircraft assembly line worker. They grew up in Oklahoma farming families, married, moved to Southern California and raised their children in blue-collar neighborhoods full of families just like theirs.”
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College offers far more than a career path
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“My favorite teacher, Patrick Welsh, wrote an intriguing essay for USA Today about what he considers an overabundance of high school students going on to college. The same sentiments were expressed in a well-phrased letter from Eugene Morgan of Wheaton, published on The Post's editorial page June 20.”
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Facebook movie 'The Social Network' shows the folly of Ivy envy
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 13, 2016
“This time of year, with high school seniors slogging through one college application after another and parents jittery about their children's futures, I often write columns explaining why it doesn't matter where they go to school.”
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Educators hope STEM bug bites more students
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“I know how high school course choices affect college chances, but I know much less about how they affect lives. For that kind of advice, I rely on some experienced career specialists, such as Ann Emerson of Stafford County public schools. She sent me a refreshingly cool appraisal of the red hot...”
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If your child resists college search
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“A frustrated parent brought an unnerving problem to my Admissions 101 discussion group on washingtonpost.com. The student (many of us in the group immediately assumed it was a boy) had gotten into a well-respected public university in his state and, the parent said, "adamantly refused to go on co...”
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Jay Mathews: Amid the SAT-obsessed, this family doesn't live by the numbers
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Mar 06, 2016
“The Demarees of Bethesda seem to be a normal American family, but wait. They didn't tell their children what their SAT scores were? They didn't do test prep? They didn't hire tutors? Could they have the answer to America's obsession with college admission?”
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