There are few experiences short of death, disease, injury or divorce that have as much potential for trauma for American families as the college admissions process, reports the Washington Post's Jay Mathews. The first great rite of passage for young humans once was killing a wild animal. That was replaced by getting married, or getting a job. These days it is getting into college. For many, the problem is coming up with the money. For others, the pain stems from being rejected with no explanation...
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