Kohinoor wrote:You should talk to some matriculates and really get a sense of how much they knew going into the process and how logical their decisions were. I'm not sure that we need any more rules to protect the well being of institutions with billion dollar endowments. The schools are going to be fine. Someone who makes a snap judgment on a scholly tied to class rank may never be.
Fair enough. But this is yet another example in our society when we seem to coddle those who are not as informed/responsible as they ought to be. I don't disagree that it is good to help people, and I think that you're right saying that we ought to put some brakes on people making certain decisions that could harm themselves. Where do you draw the line? Wouldn't it be better if people knew what they were buying/signing up for/who they were voting for/etc. instead of just meandering around like many folks seem to do and then getting bailed out because they were willfully "ignorant?"