It’s been said before and I’ll say it again–it’s tough being a student today. Getting into college used to have some benchmark certainty. For many elite colleges, there used to be ‘Early admission’ in January and regular admission in the middle of April. But now, we learn that colleges are hedging their bets and adding more high school students to their wait lists… no YES or NO on the first round for many. It’s a tough year out there. (Colleges expanding waiting lists)

And it’s been said before, at the end of the day, it’s more about what students make of the college experience than which college they attend.

Good luck to all in the class of 2014!

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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