Dr. Rawlings wrote this in an opinion essay for the Washington Post titled College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. The main thesis of Dr. Rawlings' essay is that you don't just buy an education; that the "brand" of the college or university does not foretell the education that will be received. It is up to the student to be actively involved in the process. A quality education takes a collaboration of the professors and the student.
Whether the plan is to start at a community college and then move on to a four-year school or your sights are set on Texas A&M, Rice, Stanford, MIT, or the Ivy League, this is an instructive essay, and I encourage you to read it.
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