Shoot me a PM... I may be able to help you with some NCLEX study stuff.I'm set to graduate as a RN in less than two months (May 1). But I have 100 clinical hours to complete. That's not a school requirement, it's a national requirement. Clinicals for student nurses are already being canceled in Wash. State, the Bay area, and all VA facilities. Schools are trying to splice the hours with "simulations" and labs. I just want to finish. I've already been exposed to TB. Ebola? Covid19?
PUT ME IN COACH!
all found, Halls of residence at Melbourne University are somewhere between $25-40,000 PAYour university is WAY cheaper than ours. The fees are...larger.
This from my kid's school web site. Totals price before financial aid. View attachment 351067
So it's over $14,000 for room & board. We're losing half a semester of that, so ~$3,500.
This also does not include a couple of $thousand for mandatory health insurance, which we had to provide since we don't have an overpriced US family healthcare plan since we're not in the US.
That's Aussiebucks though, right? So multiply by .65 or so and you get $16,250 - $26,000 USD. Or about 1/3 the cost or a top tier private education in the U.S.all found, Halls of residence at Melbourne University are somewhere between $25-40,000 PA
It's basically for rich country kids.
Monash is around $11,000
I still think we've more to worry about that a few wasted thousand or two
That's the conundrum ain't it? In our modern economy where 2 parents must work, we have no ability to deal with kids at home during the day.My wife drove to Santa Cruz and back yesterday to grab our freshman daughter. Not sure what's next.
Public schools are caught in the delicious irony of really, really needing to shut the fuck down because these delightful youths have zero concept of stop touching everything and each other... but the county superintendents (from the social distancing of their clean modern offices) are explaining to the governor that we can't shut down because so many of the families depend on the schools....
for their meals and of course child care.
Meanwhile the kids will go home to their multi-generational homes and vector away.
I saw my son eat an entire chicken in one sitting when he was a teenager.Class is Cancelled -
Not to worry, I'll hold class right here on PA.
But yeah, you best stock your fridge - Did you hear the one about the teenager
who ate the entirety of a standing rib roast ?
But, but, think of the hit the Endowment is taking in the market.That's Aussiebucks though, right? So multiply by .65 or so and you get $16,250 - $26,000 USD. Or about 1/3 the cost or a top tier private education in the U.S.
Agreed, there may be bigger issues at hand societally. But personally, I don't really wish to donate $3,500 to the school without even the benefit of a tax break.
I've been personally supporting higher education with a lot of direct $$ for some time.But, but, think of the hit the Endowment is taking in the market.
You should be ecstatic at the opportunity to personally support higher education.
True - the technology and infrastructure exists. But does it exist at Bucknell, where my daughter attends.The technology has been in place for a very long time. Many of the for-profit and distance/online learning programs have been on the leading edge of this. I believe that Bucknell has an on-line learning program already in place so you should be OK. If not, this may be the catalyst to get the old guard off their collective asses and get with the program and realize that the YouTube generation is here and this is how they want to be taught.
Understandably you're still going to need labs and a campus presence, but do you really need to sit there and listen to some dodgy old pompous fart lecture on Keynesian economics from a syllabus they haven't changed since Carter administration?
That's why we have paid personal leave..to stay at home and look after sick kids and not spread stuff around.Kids don't seem to get it, but I guess they can still effectively spread it.
Routine at work:
Mrs X:My kid is home sick
2 days later:
Mrs X: I am not coming in tomorrow, I feel bad.
Of course now she spread whatever to the rest of us who gave it to OUR kids who gleefully spread it all around their school/daycare. Pretty soon the entire state has whatever it is