The Washington Post has a review of a college admissions book entitled “Best (and Most Unsettling) College Admissions Book Ever.”
Just a taste:
There are far too many assaults on conventional wisdom in this book to summarize it properly. His grasp of the financial issues, from the flaws of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to the benefits of investing in college-town real estate, is deep. His patience with the usual ways of doing admissions is thin.
He argues that families assume far more college debt than they have to, and students would have better educations and better lives if they took advantage of the many underutilized resources of affordable state universities, instead of spending a fortune at one of the private schools at the top of the U.S. News list.