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Tina Case
Interests: family, photography, blogging, traveling, golden retrievers
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I last wrote about my eldest daughter's Gap Year in January 2010. A Gap Year is very common in Europe and Australia and slowly gaining momentum in the U.S. A few of my friend's children have had delayed admittance to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
I just purchased a new Apple iPad. The key thing it lacks is the ability to print! I would love an iPad app to print my email messages or coupons and tickets from it. Secondly, it would be great to print out photos from the iPad - that would be terrific.
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When my three daughters were younger (as in all three girls under the age of nine), my husband and I used to give them a weekly allowance based on their age. We'd give them a dollar for each year of... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Silicon Valley Moms Blog
Thanks for your comments. We purchased our home 12 years ago, so I don't consider that we paid a ridiculous price for our home where we get the only tax deduction possible these days. We can deduct that real estate taxes and mortgage interest, but we cannot write off college expense. Unless you know something I don't. Where's the hypocrisy when we're attending public schools? There would be hypocrisy if were were sending our children to expensive private schools. By the way, I have met parents of Stanford grads who feel their children were sheltered and did not learn what the real world was like until they went to a UC school for graduate studies. By the way, a number of the Stanford students we know could not get into Stanford for graduate studies, they were rejected. Even they feel the UCs they went to gave them a better rounded education than Stanford.
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And what about Steve Jobs and Gordon Moore. The point is, you have more CEOs from state colleges than name schools. For fields of study that are so specialized, a name school matters, but it does not preclude those who could not afford those schools. If you also read the article from Arcineaux, he also questions this along with the debt he is now in. There are two arguments about this, and both are compelling. Truth of the matter is, San Jose State provides more employees in the valley than Stanford. I live in an affluent area and all my neighbors went to state colleges. So think about who you know, and all are from name colleges, that's just who you know in your circle. I am happy with my daughter's choice and have every confidence she'll do well.
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thank goodness we found this jewel in the heart of silicon valley. Dreamworks, Pixar, all help fund the art department at San Jose State, and then they look to those departments to hire new graduate students. Why look further than your own backyard? Not only do children think name brands = success, but when they grown up they purchase more expensive name brand cars, clothes, etc., to have the physical elements to show off success. Sometimes success = stress.
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yes, good advice from Steph. I don't want to be in debt or take our my retirement money for the sake of my children's college education. They can get a quality education at a state school, it's not the school name that matters.
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thanks for your practical answer. I hope more high schoolers wake up and stop mimicking what their parents say and think. And learn to make up their own minds so they aren't in debt for years after they graduate. All around my children are kids whose parents are telling them to get into engineering, medicine, computers. But it's not their passion. Thanks for your reply.
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