A Harvard University report supports having college admissions focus more on character and quality than on the number of achievements that applicants put on their resumes. But some local high schoolers wonder if the pressures will ever really go away.
A Harvard University report supports having college admissions focus more on character and quality than on the number of achievements that applicants put on their resumes. But some local high schoolers wonder if the pressures will ever really go away. Neil Nakahodo nnakahodo@kcstar.com
A Harvard University report supports having college admissions focus more on character and quality than on the number of achievements that applicants put on their resumes. But some local high schoolers wonder if the pressures will ever really go away. Neil Nakahodo nnakahodo@kcstar.com

Is it time to ease the pressure on teen overachievers for college admissions?

January 30, 2016 3:23 PM

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