You know, when I was in high school in Korea, there was this one month I was forced to attended an SAT prep class by my mother, and the instructor was this American, and I’ll never forget him saying, “I mean sure, 2200′s a decent score. I guess you could get into, well, Cornell. But if you want to get into Harvard–”
I would laugh, but it breaks my heart to know how many students - in the world, not just in Korea - cling to this idea of brand name colleges. How damaging. How many youths grow up thinking that there’s only one way to be successful, one way to be happy?
I’m just grateful I learned better.