I suggest you send a gross of these, gratis, to the GHS group heading to Cuba. Think of the new readership you could get.
My dad was asked to leave a t-shirt shop in Vail, Colorado because he asked the owner why he was selling t-shirts with a murderer. “Would you sell a t-shirt with Bin Laden’s face on it?” Idiot owner was ignorant to even who Che was. My dad then asked all the people in the store to please shop elsewhere. 😊
like it or not, GCDS/GA/Brunswick students = future leaders of America
Weep for our future
prep schools today are what Ivy League universities were 50+ years ago
back then Ivy’s had little to do with how intelligent or competent one might really be – it was oftentimes a function of well-connected parents or fortunate legacy; but they dramatically increased the odds of professional success and were the “gateway to accomplishment”
due to international competition and need-blind admissions, Ivy’s are now a bastion of meritocracy, and college admissions are the first real (and for many, most important) challenge many young people will face in their lifetimes; getting into a top college often paves a path of professional achievement, whether deserved or not
good performance at top prep schools drastically improve the odds of attending a top university (even disregarding other “intangible” benefits) – so they are the new “gateway”
This is nothing new. Many of the elite prep schools in the North East where set up as feeder schools for colleges like Harvard. In fact for the reasons you mention, the percentage of prep school students admitted to Ivy league colleges is declining. You are actually better off applying to a top school as a top student at a public school than as a highly qualified but middle of the pack student at Andover.
bs, and I am living proof that it is along with a lot of other people in my boat. All prep schools do is give you the false sense of security that your kids will amount to something…
top 5% in a public school doesn’t get you into Harvard or Yale unless you have outstanding extracurriculars, or are an Intel Science winner; and in a large public school like Greenwich High School or Staples in Westport the competition to do extracurriculars at a high level is very steep
better off being in the top 10% at a top prep, where 25% of graduates matriculate to Ivy or equivalents; oh and being varsity anything is not that difficult either when the graduating class is < 100 students
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My great grandfather, grandfather and father went to Yale from Andover. I went to Andover, assuming I’d also go to Yale. Didn’t happen. I got really razzed by my classmates and my family was not terribly pleased. All I got was the key to a shitty dorm room at a giant mid-western state university and I cried my first night there. Turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. Met my wife, got a great education, started my own company, raised my kids in the midwest, they all went to public school, and three of the five got into Yale early admission. Two went to where my wife and I did. Go Indiana!
I truly believe life is what you make of it, whether a legacy at Yale or from out of nowhere to make it completely on your own.
Hail to Old IU.
Who saw this classically funny article when it was published a few weeks back, written by a student who got rejected by so many schools?
The best paragraph is this:
I also probably should have started a fake charity. Providing veterinary services for homeless people’s pets. Collecting donations for the underprivileged chimpanzees of the Congo. Raising awareness for Chapped-Lips-in-the-Winter Syndrome. Fun-runs, dance-a-thons, bake sales—as long as you’re using someone else’s misfortunes to try to propel yourself into the Ivy League, you’re golden.
as the great Judge Smails said,
“The world needs ditch-diggers too”
And spoiled kids with family connections to fetch the coffee and serve as window dressing in the office.
Had she read my book, “The New Millionaire’s Handbook”, she’d have known this in 2000 and had her mother schedule it in for her 15 years hence.
That was a funny book, did you ever consider writing another?
I did and I did. Drop me an email* and I’ll send you a copy of “Greenwich Mean Time” the story of a band of faux-Siwanoy who invade Tod’s Point to get rich building a casino.
CF, are you really going to sell those shirts? If so, please sign me up for a medium!
Two weeks! Cost me $11, how about $14, to cover shipping?
Deal! Please let us know where to send the check (sorry if I missed a previous post about this or something)
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