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July 22, 2016

Strange But True!

Q. Should we encourage our children to attend the most elite college that will accept them, or might they be better off as “big fish in little ponds”?

A. There are surely advantages to a degree from Harvard as opposed to one from, say, Ohio Wesleyan. But there are also substantial risks attending a school outside your intellectual comfort zone, points out Malcolm Gladwell in “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.” And these risks are often overlooked, to the detriment of students and society.

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