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  •  My high school senior (19+ / 0-)

    daughter plans to take a gap year, work, volunteer, and gig with her band. Not because she didn't get into the college she wanted, but because she has no intention of going into debt peonage to pay for something she doesn't even know if she truly wants.

    As she puts it, if I'm going to settle, why pay for the privilege?

    She's gifted, an incredible singer, and doesn't know exactly what she wants to do with her life. I think her decision is a wise one.

    Some kids get it; some learn it eventually. I'm proud of her for making a real effort to find what fulfills her and brings her joy. And if that doesn't include college....more power to her.

    I wonder if Ms. Weiss and the other sour grapers know what brings them joy?

    Peace is never simply the absence of war, it is the active presence of justice. It has to do with human fulfillment, with liberation, with wholeness, with a meaningful life and well-being, not only for the individual, but for the community as a whole.

    by left rev on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 11:47:42 AM PDT

    •  Her professors will thank her, too (4+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, JBL55, ColoTim, ebohlman

      The best students are the ones who know why they're there, and ready to maximize the school's resources to get them where they're headed.  

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:59:23 AM PDT

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