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Don’t Stare at the Clock! Making the Most of Senior Year

Original post made by Daniel Morizono, San Ramon Valley High School, on Jan 6, 2010

“Twenty-ten” is upon us. For many students, the new year marks an end to the college application process and the beginning of the rest of senior year. As we return to school, still clinging to our winter break sleeping patterns, we take a deep breath and prepare ourselves for what comes next.

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Jan 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

Dear Dolores,

As our fiscal crisis resets our expectations, you might guide Daniel and Elizabeth in realities that many students with or without exceptional grades will have to find methods to support their education. Student loans are a long time burden that can be reduced by jobs that support part of a student's college or university career.

More importantly, certain college classes can be taken during a student's high school years at university extensions or local colleges to lower the overall cost of classes leading to a degree. Very likely, many students will be seeking employment during the remainder of high school that they can carry-over to support of their college or university studies.

We should be real in consideration of students activities during their application periods. A fiscal crisis reset for our economy will make more students, likely greater than 70%, seek loans and jobs to support pursuit of education. The years of entitlement to education from family savings and government programs just does not meet the reality of funding costs of education today.

Focus on the majority that cannot afford Elizabeth's services or Daniel's lack of dealing with jobs and costs of education.

Hal/CDSI Research