Andrew Ferguson's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College
March 18, 2011
The United States higher education system is an international bragging right. Many overseas families send their children off to the States, investing in a commodity that is supposed to have infinite returns. Some brilliant non-legacy teenagers can get into Harvard University. But is there such as thing as equal opportunity for college admissions? Our guest ANDREW FERGUSON chronicles his experience helping his college-age son get into college with his new book, Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. Ferguson, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, tells the absurd and frustrating tale of College Planning through prepping for SAT scores; interviewing highly paid college consultants; seeing through the gaming of college rankings; enduring repetitive campus visits; not paying for a the perfect online essay and contemplating the struggle of grades vs. knowledge towards receiving the final college acceptance letter. Ferguson was on Radio Times a few years back for his funny book describing his tour of Abraham Lincoln shrines, Land of Lincoln.