I feel a rant coming on here... According to a recent poll of nearly 1700 prospective college students by our beloved friends at Kaplan, more and more kids, 59% to be exact, given the choice between a half a million bucks or getting in to their top college choice would opt for the latter. (how's that for a run-on sentence?) Students were also asked to choose between perfect SAT/ACT scores or a new car. 86% chose perfect SAT scores.
Personally I would take the perfect test scores, but pass up a half million, not a chance!!!
I guess what I am getting at is this: we are bombarded with polls day after day after day. How accurate are these polls? Of the nearly 1,700 responses in this particular poll, what percentage of them were upper crust students eyeing the Ivies and Top Tier LAC's? I bet most of them were... Wonder what the poll would give us if taken to an average middle class American Town? Sounds like a great project if I had some time to conduct.
Are we relying on all these studies too often?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Posted by FJ Gaylor Photography at 9:12 AM
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