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Is the National Society of High School Scholars Worth Joining?

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Question: My son got an invitation to join the National Society of High School Scholars. My wife and I didn't have him join Duke TIP because we didn't know what opportunities it would really give him, but I don't want to make the same mistake again. Should I pay the $75 and join this honor society?

“The Dean" applauds you, Dad, for not jumping on every “Great (paid) opportunity for your child's future" bandwagon that pulls up to your front door. But, actually, the National Society of High School Scholars and the Duke TIP program can't really be discussed in the same breath.

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