By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many high school seniors were not happy on the holidays because they got bad news from their first choice colleges – those with the highest rankings on the US News & World Report rankings and highest rejection rates.READ MORE: Timberwolves Spoil Embiid's 76ers Return With 2OT Victory
They should read the article in The Washington Post with references to major studies that show little correlation between financial success and the selectivity of one’s college for those with persistence, imagination and energy.
They do well wherever they get their degrees.READ MORE: 'It's Just Too Much.' Neighbors Remember 51-Year-Old Gunned Down In Poplar
Mathews points to the values of public universities, Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State, with high acceptance rates (not just their football prowess) but their masses of academically ambitious students, good facilities, extracurricular activities and large numbers of foreign students.
He makes a good case – their lower costs and less admissions stress and points to the alma maters of our political and business leaders, far more from state universities.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Fire Rips Through Vacant Bar In Penns Grove, New Jersey
Read more of these convincing arguments in The Washington Post.