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Apr 23Liked by John Warner

Thank you for this and for highlighting one of the things that drives me, as a higher ed person, absolutely batty: the myth of competitive admissions. I do A LOT of work with talking to students and parents about how college admissions really works and the one thing I wish all families would internalize is that the majority of colleges accept the majority of their applicants. People worry way too much about extracurriculars and test scores when, for the majority of college students, those won't matter in any meaningful way.

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Apr 23Liked by John Warner

We seem to be moving backwards in so many ways, but it's most acute in the state of our educational system and how we have taken the joy and incentive away from the teaching profession.

I appreciate the book titles you have included for a deeper dive into where we are and possible future solutions.

Thank you for this timely and thoughtful piece, John!

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Apr 24Liked by John Warner

John, I spent 10 years teaching, or attempting to teach, in public schools, for my sins, and this piece explains why it was, except for the moments when I actually worked with students, such a sad and frustrating experience. Thank you for posting this.

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Great article. I had an interesting time!

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