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Parents! Read This if Your Child Is Applying to College

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala, another community, on Dec 21, 2009

You have no doubt heard of parents who stop working after having a child or reduce their hours at the office to support a teen that is having trouble in high school. In advising about college admissions I sometimes hear about a parent quitting a job to take on the college application process—not so that mom or dad can earn an advanced degree, but so a son or daughter can apply to college. This and other, usually less extreme, forms of parent involvement raise the important questions, “How involved should parents be in college admissions?” and “What can parents do to best support their children in the application process?”

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

Dr. LaScala provides a valuable commercial planning service to parents and students planning admission to university. Even this valuable information violates your terms of use for the EXPRESS Forum.

So let's ask a simply question, "How do EMC publishers differentiate this commercial services information, as very much an advertorial, from other commercial services provided to our regional community? There are several expert college planning services in our region that should post the availability of their services or, more fairly, Dr. LaScala should provide the contact information for those planning and funding services in fair and balanced offering by the Danville EXPRESS.

EMC posting is necessary or the EXPRESS will face postings of other consultant services without ability to deny such commercial enterprise.

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