Students protesting gun violence reacall

Students protesting gun violence reacall the days when the NRA was actually FOR gun control. http://ow.ly/bWjB30jtYB1

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April can be the cruelest month for kids

April can be the cruelest month for kids deciding on which college to attend. http://ow.ly/RMdb30jtCVS

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A wave of teachers’ strikes reflects th

A wave of teachers’ strikes reflects the #NeverAgain movement’s anger: “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!” Colleges and universities should take note and join in. My latest Forbes entry: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2018/04/04/colleges-should-support-teachers-strikes-in-oklahoma-and-other-states/#dd050db103ff

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THe resistance to the University of Wisc

THe resistance to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point is heating up, but attempts to eviscerate college/university curricula have been increasing since 2008. My latest Forbes piece details some of them and why we should be worried: https://goo.gl/xZ6EVw

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I marched in Chicago this past Saturday.

I marched in Chicago this past Saturday…It was a moving and powerful experience. https://goo.gl/oJFLoC

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A new book adds little to the college ad

A new book adds little to the college admission debate over standardized testing. See my new Forbes entry at https://goo.gl/CVSifg.

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Curating Your College List, Writing the Application Essay, College as Work, and Wondering About Colleges’ Effect On Society: New Forbes Entries

Hello Friends– As you might have noticed, I haven’t been writing as much here as I have in the past. A lot of my writing energy and research about college admission have gone into my Forbes.com blog, which I write five times a month. So I’ve neglected this one.

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I’m going to get back to College Counseling Culture soon. In the meantime, here are a few Forbes.com entries you might be interested in:

“Curate” Your College List: https://goo.gl/7ycpWm

You Are What You Write: https://goo.gl/BxY4mK

College Is Work, Not Play: https://goo.gl/p1taUG

Political Divisions Loom Over Colleges: https://goo.gl/RyvfdL

So, some advice, some commentary. I hope you’ll visit me over at Forbes.com and I promise to get back here soon. Thanks for reading!

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