Are Colleges Pushing Students to Do Too Much in High School?
I love Jaschik’s article (see below) as it speaks to so many issues that are facing our young students, and it is time for colleges to step up and take some ownership. This past week I sat in on two college rep visits and the emphasis put on what they call "rigor of curriculum" left the students feeling anxious and quite honestly confused. In order to show rigor, do they need to take every AP offered to them? If that is the case, then something will need to give- a student will have to sacrifice time spent doing things that they are passionate about. Are Colleges Pushing Students to Do Too Much in High School? Demands over number of college-level courses are distorting students' [...]