The human tragedy that’s become the Penn State University child molestation scandal is forcing some high school students to think twice about attending the college — and to question whether a PSU diploma still has value.

“Several students I work with are expressing reluctance in attending PSU because of the scandal,” says Naomi Steinberg, an independent college advisor in Boca Raton, Florida.

“There’s concern from parents and high school students about how the whole thing has been handled. This has been a deal-breaker for some kids thinking of attending,” Steinberg says.

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