11 hours ago
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A final kid question
On another kid topic...
In this era of universal dosages of high self esteem in children, is any graduating high school senior simply told, "No you may not attend college here"?
We have a nephew, who since birth has been continually reassured the sun rises every morning simply to brighten his path. He is one of the enlightened, all things are within his reach.
So the kid bought into the story, why not, I would. Now, he is a senior in a local suburban high school. His GPA is near 5 on a 4 point scale, but he has never been pushed. He's a bright kid in a pretty average place. In a world market of candidates, just another pretty face.
His college applications went to the schools suited to his expansive hat size, with a fall back, some French sounding place in Indiana where an uncle is on the acceptance committee.
To date, only two schools,his uncle's and someplace in New Haven, Connecticut have flat out said NO.
Now we could argue all day that he made some poor choices in the schools he sent apps to, (you taking the con position) but it doesn't change the facts.
There seems to be a new twist, added since my bonus kids were going through this process. He has received a number of "you are on our wait list" notifications. Or as we say, don't call us, we'll call you. Is this the new no?