I am becoming more persuaded by the day that we may be overcorrecting for past societal ills in many areas. HOWEVER- I'm not looking for a general [ hundin] session about the plight of the poor, maligned OWG. Rather, I'm hunting for constructive info on this new "tool" (apt) in the college admissions process being floated out there now. I believe there are posters in here involved presently or formerly in the college admissions process. I'd love to hear from folks with expertise on this thing, about what the practical implications are, and what might be some useful tactics in response. I have a 9-year-old, and just trying to figure out [ What the heck? ] I'm supposed to be doing to position him for success in college and beyond, given what seems to be a pretty dramatic paradigm shift on college campuses now underway. I look forward eagerly to a flood of useful input with absolutely no histrionics whatever.