If you just sent your son or daughter off to college, unsure of your choice and wondering if you should have done more, spent more or prepared more to get them into a "better" or "more selective" institution, relax. You're not alone.
If you have a junior in high school with good grades, be prepared. You are about to be bombarded with material and advice on how to help get your kid into the "right" university by spending more than an elite education used to cost.
In fact, as Andrew Ferguson of The Weekly Standard's points out in Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College, his latest superbly realized mix of reporting and memoir, the system is designed to make you feel guilty and inadequate. The very first consultant Ferguson interviewed as he started his research/college search even labeled him a "Baaaaaaad daaaaaad."