Paying for College

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Mon, 04-07-2014 - 3:18am

Since the subject has been debated here often enough, this article may be of interest to some:

"A lot of Internet ink has been spilled over how lazy and entitled Millennials are, but when it comes to paying for a college education, work ethic isn't the limiting factor. The economic cards are stacked such that today’s average college student, without support from financial aid and family resources, would need to complete 48 hours of minimum-wage work a week to pay for his courses—a feat that would require superhuman endurance, or maybe a time machine."

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/the-myth-of-working-your-way-through-college/359735/?google_editors_picks=true

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 12:12pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Your post was not very clear.</p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No one with a child graduating from a European university </span>this year<span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> knows whether the kid will get firsts or not yet.</span></strong></p>

Bullcrap.  Everyone else knew what she meant. 

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 12:20pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>"<span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">. No one with a child graduating from a European university <strong>this year</strong> knows whether the kid will get firsts or not yet."</span></p><blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Nope. I know people whose kids have gone to colleges abroad but did not graduate from them. Shrug.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And yet, knowing nothing of how colleges abroad work, you were ready to accuse Rollmops of being a negligent and distant parent for not knowing something that cannot possibly be known.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Ummm...THIS YEAR as Roll has indicated. Sounds like this is something new and even if I did know kids who graduated abroad, it might have been different then. </span></strong></p>

This year, because the results have already be given for the previous year, you know...since it's past and not future.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 12:21pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Your post was not very clear.</p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No one with a child graduating from a European university </span>this year<span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> knows whether the kid will get firsts or not yet.</span></strong></p>

Because the year isn't over...how is that not clear?

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 1:19pm

Bullcrap.  Everyone else knew what she meant. 

Of course you did, of course. What else is new. BAER

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Fri, 04-18-2014 - 2:54pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Bullcrap.  Everyone else knew what she meant. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Of course you did, of course. What else is new. BAER</span></strong></p>

It's not a big secret or anything and here's the thing...if I didn't know what she meant, I would have asked.  Which of course is different than not undertanding and making a negative judgement about someone's parenting. 

PumpkinAngel

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