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Landis has scored a direct hit and as a friend and colleague said recently, as long as the university is wagging our tails, we will too often capitulate. One response to that is to get real about what good college counseling (and placement) is all about and recognize individual differences, strengths and talents. One college or university (or a small group of them) does not meet the needs of most high school graduates any more than one test can measure the intelligence or capacity of any one student. This is why a group of schools who have eschewed the AP's have banded together under the Independent Curriculum Group - teach to high standards and let the kids take any test they want.

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