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3 things school counselors want you to know about their jobs

from The New York Times

From April 14: School counselors manage the intersection of multiple, disparate priorities: students' academic performance and their mental health, parents' dreams for their kids and teachers' requirements for their students, decisions about the present and plans for the future. As challenging as this task is, daily life in this intersection is also increasingly demanding. According to the recommendation of the American School Counselor Association, the student-to-counselor ratio should go no higher than 250 to 1. According to the latest data, however, all but three states, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wyoming, exceed the recommended ratio. Nationally, the average student-to-school-counselor ratio is 491 to 1, but the ratio hits a high of 941 to 1 in Arizona. more

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