Ad(mission): It’s not fair.
From Georgia Tech Admission Blog
May 16, 2017 - 9:57am
I suppose I could have gone with “An Admission: It’s not fair!” What can I say, catchy titles are not my thing. Working on it. But at this time of year, “fairness” is a resounding theme. “How can you waitlist my son? He has 30 points higher and two more APs than your average. And we know someone down the street who got in that….” “Something is wrong with your process if my daughter who has been through as many medical issues as she has and still has a 3.8 is not getting in. Talk about not being fair….” “And don’t get me started on financial aid… or lack thereof.” These are actual quotes from real people. Granted, they’re being used without acknowledgment (I didn’t think asking for permission to use them would be part of the healing process). Undeniably, there is something hardwired in us that longs for right, equal, just, fair, and perfect results. And these are noble aspirations. Kids are among the most vocal about longing for fairness. Spend the same amount of money on presents? “Well, he got more gifts.” Buy the exact same number of gifts? “That one of hers is bigger!” “Okay, tell you what, I’m going […]
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