Letters: Sep. 11, 2006

Students Who Skip the Ivy League Our story debating the value of an Ivy League education got plenty of mail--not just about East Coast, élite colleges but also about state universities, small private schools, financial aid and consultants for hire. And most readers commented on the pressure of the application process

As a rising senior who is worried sick about college applications, I want to thank Nancy Gibbs and Nathan Thornburgh for downplaying the idea that we all need to get into the Ivies [Aug. 21]. As the eldest in my family--and Asian as well--I have always had the feeling that I...