Blog: The Educated Reporter

Counsel for America.

Okay, that last post REALLY felt like pre-vacation closure, but I had to pop in and call attention to this piece, by Melissa Ludwig of the San Antonio Express-News. University of Texas at Austin is creating a branch of the National College Advising Corps, young college graduates who help high school students move on to higher education. They help students navigate paperwork, choose a college and the like, and have seeded advisers in 13 states.

Never knew! I hope training for the corps members is solid—that FAFSA is no joke. Nor is choosing a school. Great counselors tend to get that way with years of experience, but I would take an enthusiastic shepherd over none at all.