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  1. Oh, they knew we'd given, too, but as a former nonprofit board member I can tell you that there are donor lists that can be purchased and development admins at colleges and universities do have access to those and do keep an eye on admissions. My experience is that most large donors expect a lot of quid pro quo so they will also reach out to the development office (or have their people do it). The book I mentioned talked about that. At Harvard, for instance, they have special "board" or "panel" for large donors. While I am sure that there are modest and unassuming donors out there, there a
  2. My husband and I both went to one of the few top ranked public universities. Just before the end of the year (read the "giving season") we both got a letter address to us as alumni givers and parents of applicant. It is silly to think they don't know. Every insider book I've read even as a term for it "development admits." If you want to learn about the role of money in admission to top schools read the Price of Admissions. Some will claim it is dated, but money has the same paths it always had.
  3. I'm curious about the Simply Charlotte Mason resources. They look intriguing, but they give such little information that I can't figure it out. The age ranges on the GOAL journal is huge. So can you tell us about: Instruction provided? Do you need other products or stand alone? What does the student do? Point of view? Distinct theology? If an older student (high school) worked on this what pacing would you suggest?
  4. I'm in the just read the Bible camp. The National Survey of Youth and Religion found only 3 factors that correlated positively with a teen staying in church five years past 18 and reading the Bible themselves was one of them. I don't think that would be to much reading for a class and I might consider having her read something like this as a go along: http://www.amazon.com/What-Bible-All-About-Revised-NIV/dp/0830759662/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420459139&sr=8-1&keywords=what+the+bible+is+all+about(KJV version is also available).
  5. To repeat what others have said, what he likes in my opinion, is epic poetry. Milton really is the tale end of that, hence no American equivalent. However I'd challenge him to go back and pick up some of the things he missed. Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Beowulf, The Fairy Queen. If he wants something that influenced Americans especially in regards to religion, then Pilgrim's Progress is the book. For a long time it was the number two best selling, most read book, especially by American Christians. He should remember that just because something isn't American doesn't mean that it isn't influen
  6. When I was active, it was me, too! When you are a high school mom you are busy; I got so busy I couldn't even do this forum much less the more general forums.
  7. Yup, I know from personal experience that a lot of high school forum moms don't go over to the other boards. That's why I linked to my post over there.
  8. Oddly the best reason to do Tapestry with younger children is that it will give you time to teach the oldest student in your school: You. They encourage you to read the R level literature as you work through the the program the first time. Depending on both what kind of reader you are and what you've read in the past, it might take two passes. Or you can do what I did the second time, and take some rabbit trails of my own in conjunction with the program (I read Augustine's City of God when we finished Year 1 the second time, they don't read it, but I was in the time period, I did the same with
  9. I don't post any move, but thought I'd let you know of this great offer. See my post on the general board: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/537906-want-to-try-something-new/
  10. Tapestry of Grace is once again offering a free unit of their integrated program to new users. This is a great chance to give their program a try. Here's a link explaining the offer: http://www.tapestryofgrace.com/horses/?utm_source=January+2015+PROMOTIONS&utm_campaign=January+2015+promotions&utm_medium=email I find it pretty cool that you can pick any unit you want and not just a sample unit they pick. We started Tapestry with My oldest in the fifth grade. He is now a senior. Both times he has taken the SAT, he's had a perfect score on the critical reading section. While
  11. I rarely visit this forum so I am late AND my information is a little sideways. That's because my oldest is going to be a senior this year. We got started a year early because we were ready way back when to do the Primary 1A program when my oldest turned 6 which was late September. He was still in K. This means we got started on the upper level books a year early. We also used the old dinosaur NEM. Based on everything I've read over the years, NEM follows approximately the same course of materials but may be a tiny bit harder. It did not come with any teaching guides and solution sets wer
  12. I couldn't give up the R level discussions in Tapestry, in my opinion, they are what impel the student to think. They are also interesting and fun to have. If you are only leaving Tapestry because of cutting, then rethink.
  13. Why? Tapestry gives you an amazing discussion in their materials. If you have the time, try the discussions on your own.
  14. I love Tapestry and their discussions are why,but Year 2 does indeed move at a very rapid pace. This coupled with their depth could be a problem.
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