An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College-Bound Students

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Baker Books, 2002 - Education - 139 pages
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There are more than four thousand colleges and universities in the United States alone. How can parents assist their children in selecting the right one? Frank A. Brock, president of Covenant College, helps parents of high school students negotiate the maze of choices with sound advice and practical information. He answers many questions parents have, including: "Is bigger necessarily better?"; "Can I afford to send my child to a private college?"; "Is prestige important?"; "What is a 'good' education?"; "What constitutes a positive learning environment?"; and "Should I send my child to a Christian college?"Brock contends that both parents and children benefit by discussing what they want out of a college education, and he offers valuable material for discussion. He includes helpful information about social factors affecting the learning environment, the pros and cons of college loans, and the importance of student attitudes.Parents of college-bound students, high school guidance counselors, and others who help in the college selection process will benefit from this straightforward, honest approach to choosing a college or university.

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Frank A. Brock is president of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He serves on the boards of the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, The Maclellan Foundation, The McCallie School, and the Chattanooga Resource Foundation.

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