High School Post-secondary option???

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High School Post-secondary option???
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:33am

When I was in high school during my junior and senior year because I was on track for the college prep diploma I was eligible to take 1 class per semester at the local university for free.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:34am
I think a bachelor of science is a great degree for kids who are interested in that course of study-- I just don' think it's more or less valuable than a liberal arts degree -- it alld epends on the kid and their interests.
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:40am

<I think a bachelor of science is a great degree for kids who are interested in that course of study-- I just don' think it's more or less valuable than a liberal arts degree -- it alld epends on the kid and their interests.>


Other than the theater there was much on the liberal arts side I enjoyed.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:43am
I would be happy if my kids got either a traditional BA, MS, or BFA. I would be less satisfied with a "shortened" course of study for any of those degrees like the one Sabina's daughter is interested in, but if that's their choice, well, that's their choice. A BA should include some math and science, a BS some arts, humanities and social sciences, a BFA some social and hard sciences and math, too.
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:45am
It's like I said -- people are different-- you would have to hog tie me to a desk to get me to take more than one or two science classes in college -- i got around one of the requirements by taking a philosophy class that was actually the philosophy of Science.

 

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:58am

<I would be less satisfied with a "shortened" course of study for any of those degrees like the one Sabina's daughter>


Do you have objection to what my DH is did.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:51am
Why would I have any objection to what your husband did or does with his life as long as he's not committing crimes or trying to pass stupid legislation that affects me and my kids? I was talking about what I would prefer my kids to do, not making Grand Social Pronouncements about what Everybody in General should do. I agree there are many paths to happiness, and many paths to a worthwhile life. I know my kids pretty well and have pretty good ideas about their strengths and weaknesses and talents and potential, as well as our abilities to provide for their future education so I get to have opinions about what they do. Not that I expect that my opinions will match theirs 100% or anything. I'd settle for a solid majority.
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:54am

<Why would I have any objection to what your husband did or does with his life >


It was more do you object that direction for your children.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 11:59am
My kids are being offered free tuition to any college or university for which they qualify anywhere on the planet by their foolishly indulgent parents. It wouldn't make sense for either of them to do a technical degree first and then have their employers pay them to finish up their BS degrees. But if that's what they wanted to do, I'd shake my head in disbelief and wish them well.
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 12:04pm

<foolishly indulgent parents>


I never once said that.

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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 12:15pm

I keep getting confused. Are we talking about my kids and what I see as best for them, or about you, or about people in general?

If my kids want to take a year off and work, or do an internship, or go spend a year on a mountaintop with a guru, I'd offer my two cents worth of advice, and then shut up. I'd probably hang onto the money I was going to pay them to go to college for awhile, and if they hadn't used it within a certain period of time, I might use if for some other thing. Who knows?

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