Vassar…

Here’s another little peachy gem of a school to add to The Historian’s list of BEST COLLEGE EVER !  She is enthralled with a mere 3 schools, and I hope that at some point, she likes one that is slightly less “rigorously and highly selective”, as a back-up… that is not happening anytime soon, folks. =) Did you know the average class size at Vassar is only 18, but many of the upper-level courses have less than 12 students enrolled ? They also do not utilize teaching assistants or assistant professors… WOW ! How much would you expect to pay for your child to be taught in an intimate setting by those at the top of their game ? For the 2013-2014 year, the total comes to a staggering $57, 090. But wait, that includes health service fees, so that isn’t so bad, right ?! Sigh, this kid is going to be the death of me, or at least our bank account. I had imagined a future in which she is happily ensconced in her 1st choice college, and The Professor and I actually being able to focus on us for a moment or 2 before retirement, perhaps from a sunny beach somewhere; that dream is rapidly fading. Better figure out what I want to be when I grow up, or perhaps marry a millionaire on the sly, am I too old to blackmail someone with a lovechild ? I’ll bet Michelle Obama does not have these worries… then again, with her kids in the school system, I am sure she has enough parental stress on her plate. Sure she is a wildly successful lawyer, First lady and humanitarian, but does SHE teach her kids astrobiology while doing the laundry? SNAP, score one for the home educating mumma ! =)

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