Ivy league

Cutthroat Culture? Not at Minneapolis’ Southwest High School

I don’t know about my just-graduated son, but as a parent, one of the things I liked most about Minneapolis’ Southwest High School was the supportive, collaborative culture. Exhibit A:  this past Winter, when my son and several classmates had their local alumni interview for a certain Ivy League school at a Linden Hills coffee shop. Unbeknownst(?) to...
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“Captain Fantastic”: So THAT’S How to Get Your Kid Into Harvard (& Stanford, Yale, Princeton, etc.)

Home Schooling — When “Home” is Somewhere in the Cascade Mountains I guarantee that — at least for a few overweening parents of pre-college kids —  the Ivy League admission “royal flush” scored by the 17 year-old son** in the indie film “Captain Fantastic” will be the takeaway from the provocative and occasionally inspiring movie....
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“Admission” Book Review

The Elite College Admissions Crucible Apparently, there’s a superstition — held by Native American Indians, the Amish, and some other cultures — that photographs steal a piece of your soul. I don’t happen to share that belief. But, I do believe that when a young adult has their life — unformed as it may be...
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