Thursday, February 11, 2016

MERSD Community Read & Book Discussion!

On the evening of March 24th, MERSD will hold a panel discussion and community conversation about the book Where You Go Isn’t Who You’ll Be – An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.    The message is an important one for all of us who are helping students manage the stresses of the college search and find their pathway to success!  Get a preview of the book from Frank Bruni’s New York Times editorial How to Survive the College Admissions Madness I hope you will read the book and join us for our discussion about how we can work together as a community to help achieve a learning environment that has a balanced focus on academic achievement and social emotional well-being.

MERSD Community Read & Book Discussion
Where You Go Isn’t Who You’ll Be – An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Thursday March 24th
MERMHS @ 7:00pm

Discounted Books Available from The Bookshop of Beverly Farms
Copies are available for purchase at the MERMHS Library

About the Book

Where You Go Isn’t Who You’ll Be – An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
By Frank Bruni

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma.

Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.