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'“It used to be that if you could get into college and graduate, you were essentially golden,” Mr. Selingo said. Once a child was admitted to college, “parents could breathe a giant sigh of relief and essentially say, as long as you graduate, you’re O.K.”

That’s no longer true, he says.'


With the framework and needs for education changing rapidly, the gap year needs to be considered not as a break from education, but as part of it.

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