Almost Academia

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During spring break, college students tend to travel to such places as Cancun and Daytona Beach, Fla. High school students, on the other hand, tend to travel to colleges. Spring break is one of the peak periods for the college-campus tour, that rite of passage in which high school students and their parents visit centers of higher learning to determine where the child should spend four years and the parents untold thousands of dollars. This year, however, some ugly realities are upsetting collegiate itineraries. War in Iraq has many families concerned about traveling, and the lackluster economy makes it difficult for...

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