Nation’s High Schools See Dearth Of Counselors

USA Today (3/23, Clark) reports that high school guidance counselors have “become something of a rare commodity on high school campuses these days,” noting that nationally, the average ratio of counselors to students rose from 457 to one to 471 to one between 2008 and 2011. Noting that the American School Counselors Association says that 250 to one is the “ideal” ratio, the article juxtaposes the dwindling number of counselors with the growing numbers of duties they face.