Our obsession with elite colleges is making our kids feel worthless

Wabash College students hang out on the campus lawn

So it’s hardly the end of the world if a student doesn’t go to a highly selective college. Moreover, there’s evidence in every community — even Palo Alto — that happy, successful people went to colleges in every tier, including community colleges, or didn’t even go to college at all. Do we really believe it’s a highly selective college or bust for our kids?

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