Education: Antidotes for Anguish

As the demand for higher education rises faster than schools can supply it, the college applicant's Anguish Quotient keeps climbing too. "Who gets into college, and where, is a national dilemma that has much of America close to an epileptic fit," says Tufts University Dean of Admissions John C. Palmer, guidance committee chairman of the mighty College Entrance Board. An immediate cure for the problem is clearly impossible, but a variety of useful antidotes that offer quick partial relief have come on the market.

> A group of leading Boston-area educators have devised a...

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