Why parents should avoid March Madness

Stop trying to overachieve. There's always someone better at it.

In explaining why parents should not flip out over college admissions — which has its infamous waiting period this month — columnist George Will recalls what an admissions consultant told a room full of Ivy-League-obsessed parents:

“There are 36,000 high schools in this country. That means there are at least 36,000 valedictorians. They can’t all go to Brown. You could take the ‘deny pile’ of applications and make two more classes that were every bit as solid as the class that gets in.”

Read the full essay in the Star Tribune here.