A Battle Hymn in Support of Tiger Mom

Eight years ago, Amy Chua released Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a memoir that made The New York Times bestseller list and sparked a worldwide debate about how parents should rear their children. Some lauded the book as a treatise on how to raise children, while others derided Chua’s … 

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The T.M. Landry Scandal Up Close

If you haven’t seen the premiere episode of the FX series The Weekly, do check it out as it offers an up close look at the T.M. Landry scandal as never seen before. As our readers know, T.M. Landry College Prep in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana has become well known over … 

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Students from China Studying at American Universities

Tense trade relations between the United States and China may be impacting more than your portfolios. Last week, China’s Ministry of Education issued a stern warning that Chinese nationals who choose to pursue their studies in the United States could encounter Visa issues from the U.S. government. As our readers … 

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Sidwell Friends College Counseling

A line said to us over the years during free consultations with prospective clients that so often inspires our uproarious laughter goes something like this: “Our child attends an elite private high school with a superb college counseling office. So we never thought we needed to reach out to a … 

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High School Rank in Texas

In most states, one’s high school class rank at graduation doesn’t matter all that much. And why? Because students have already been admitted to college by the time high school graduation rolls around. It’s not like Princeton is going to rescind the admission of a student who slipped from first … 

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FairTest Calls Out College Board

The missive of the the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is “to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.” It is a lofty missive indeed, one we wholeheartedly support. … 

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Minority Enrollment at NYC Specialized Schools

New York City’s specialized high schools like Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech, have been in the news of late as the city’s unpopular Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed changes to the admissions policies at these schools. And why? So the schools could better reflect the wonderful diversity of … 

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The Villain of College Admissions

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we blog about college admissions every day of the week. This task, of course, can get a bit tiresome. And that’s why we always endeavor to keep things fun and interesting. It’s for this purpose that we’ve got … 

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T.M. Landry College Prep Admissions Scandal

The founders of the T.M. Landry College Preparatory School, Tracey and Michael Landry, owe a debt of gratitude to the people at the center of the infamous college admissions scandal that broke this past spring — even and especially Lori Loughlin. And why? Because it was that scandal — the … 

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