Is Graduate School Worth the Cost?

It used to be that a bachelor’s degree opened up a lot of doors for you. During high school, parents, teachers and guidance counselors all pushed us to go to college and get a degree — if not a four-year school, a two-year community college would do — and who knows, perhaps you’d continue on to […]

Don't Lose Your Shirt: Back-to-School Savings Tips

Remember when you were a kid, the entire summer seemed to stretch forever? Well, at least until you started seeing and hearing commercials for back-to-school sales. If you were like me, you couldn’t wait to get new supplies like Jansport backpacks, Trapper Keepers, notebooks, Lisa Frank folders, pens and pencils (okay, […]

The Best Class I Ever Took: Why I'm Glad I Dropped Pre-Calculus

In high school, I was an above-average student. I wasn’t at the tippy-top of the class, but I did manage to graduate 18th out of 238 students, even though I only enrolled in half of the honors and Advanced Placement courses that my peers took. While I wouldn’t advocate this route for my own children, […]

Cuts to Education and Teachers Salaries: Voting Day

Today is Voting Day for education in New Jersey. All day, I’ve seen a steady stream of Facebook statuses from teachers:

… is urging everyone to vote YES on the school budget!!!!!!!!

… a reminder to bloomfield residents…vote! vote yes for Foley field!

… Don’t forget to support our schools and vote yes to pass the budget!

… Vote YES for […]

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