At a gathering of graduates of “elite” private schools I met a woman who counsels upper class teens on college applications.
She teaches and revised essays. Structures good works to craft an appealing history. Advises classes and direct applications.
All necessary, she says, in the new world.
It sounds like a less democratic version of the Korean cram school.
I think, at root, like Trump, it is about AI, what DeLong calls “Peak human”, and I call “mass disability”. A fear that is not understood but is real. Scrambling for lifeboats on a sinking ship.