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(Opposing Views)   Dad sells his land to fund his daughter's Master's degree. His 13-year-old daughter's Master's degree   (opposingviews.com) divider line 35
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2013-09-17 01:05:12 PM
No hero tag?  I mean, that's dedication right there.
 
2013-09-17 01:05:55 PM
Too bad the kid wasn't smart enough to get a scholarship.
 
2013-09-17 01:06:16 PM
It's a good investment for papa.  Indian families are close with their elders.  Bet you a dollar that if this girl goes on to make some decent money, mom and dad and possibly some siblings will be moving in with her.
 
2013-09-17 01:06:54 PM
It helps to have things in context...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_RG-0whW6o

This is very important to see to understand why it's a big deal to have access to "middle class" in India.
 
2013-09-17 01:08:44 PM
Sweet, it took her six years to get her undergrad too!
 
2013-09-17 01:08:56 PM
So she no longer has huge tracts of land?
 
GBB
2013-09-17 01:10:32 PM
I'm surprised she didn't just get a student loan.
 
2013-09-17 01:11:30 PM
Microbiology?  Pfft...

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-17 01:13:31 PM
Is this one of the mandatory, hourly Opposing Views links that Fark is contractually obligated to publish?
 
2013-09-17 01:18:06 PM
I want to donate. The dude only makes $3.50 a day.....
 
2013-09-17 01:18:21 PM
Is she..
Ok OK OK,
I just have a seat over there.
 
2013-09-17 01:20:38 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she was gang-raped to death walking back to her dorm one night.

Better luck next time.
 
2013-09-17 01:24:25 PM

shaddix: I want to donate. The dude only makes $3.50 a day.....


There are a billion of them. Donate to your local soup kitchen.
 
2013-09-17 01:25:24 PM
Good on the dad. Would make a joke about her getting a degree in femist studies , but I cant muster it today.
 
2013-09-17 01:28:03 PM
Hopefully she, with all that education, will get some real life experience too. And perhaps repay Dad the favor and buy him some property when she's making the real money in 15 years.
 
2013-09-17 01:28:42 PM
He got $400.00 for his little dot of land.
 
2013-09-17 01:35:16 PM
Great way to put pressure on the little girl. 

"I don't wanna go to college daddy..."

"Well I didn't wanna SELL MY farkING LAND either"
 
2013-09-17 01:38:30 PM

Precision Boobery: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she was gang-raped to death walking back to her dorm one night.

Better luck next time.


what a nice cheery thought.  you sure do brighten up the place.
 
2013-09-17 01:49:53 PM

ManateeGag: Precision Boobery: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she was gang-raped to death walking back to her dorm one night.

Better luck next time.

what a nice cheery thought.  you sure do brighten up the place.


Some people are just there to remind us that the world sucks, and any good things that happen is just the carrot on the stick.

/seriously, there's snark, and whatever that was
 
2013-09-17 01:57:41 PM

groppet: Good on the dad. Would make a joke about her getting a degree in femist studies , but I cant muster it today.


Something about "lousy femists wanting betterer edumacations. I don't need no Englandish lessons, I'm from 'Murika"?
 
2013-09-17 02:02:54 PM
Should be sad tag that he even has to sell it to pay the over priced tuition
 
2013-09-17 02:03:46 PM
And when he honor kills her in 8 years or so for being a stripper, he'll just look back on this and laugh?
 
2013-09-17 02:11:00 PM
On the one hand, you're rushing your kid out of her childhood. She should be screwing around with friends.

OTOH, what am I thinking? The normal childhood around there is screwing around with older men for money.
 
2013-09-17 02:25:06 PM

Joe Blowme: Should be sad tag that he even has to sell it to pay the over priced tuition


"Students attending public universities and colleges in India pay tuition fees of approximately $50 per year...Fees charged by private institutions can vary from $300 per year to more than the annual tuition of prominent American universities (approximately $25,000 to $40,000 annually)"

The problem isn't that the tuition is over priced, the problem is that he makes $3.50 per day.
 
2013-09-17 02:36:58 PM
That should help get her to a middle management position at Walmart Corp.

/eventually EVERYONE will work for Walmart
 
2013-09-17 02:37:51 PM

stevetherobot: Joe Blowme: Should be sad tag that he even has to sell it to pay the over priced tuition

"Students attending public universities and colleges in India pay tuition fees of approximately $50 per year...Fees charged by private institutions can vary from $300 per year to more than the annual tuition of prominent American universities (approximately $25,000 to $40,000 annually)"

The problem isn't that the tuition is over priced, the problem is that he makes $3.50 per day.


You know Nelnet will use this girl and her father to browbeat somebody in Omaha or Asheville into putting grandma in a home to pay for their Business Admin degree.
 
2013-09-17 03:42:42 PM
I wonder if there's any way of making a Indiegogo for this family?  People who work hard to make lives better for their families  deserve a hand.
 
2013-09-17 04:10:41 PM
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2013-09-17 05:30:59 PM
"I hope that other parents don't impose their choices on their children."

I have a bad feeling that she's saying this because she's actually the one experiencing it.
 
2013-09-17 05:37:00 PM

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Wolowitz is smart, but not that smart; he's only got his Masters.
 
2013-09-17 05:43:10 PM

bsharitt: Too bad the kid wasn't smart enough to get a scholarship.


If you're in a math or science grad program and you're not fully funded, then you're really good enough to be there.  The university only gave you a spot so they could take your money.

That's the way it is in the U.S., anyway.
 
2013-09-17 07:48:07 PM

Theaetetus: groppet: Good on the dad. Would make a joke about her getting a degree in femist studies , but I cant muster it today.

Something about "lousy femists wanting betterer edumacations. I don't need no Englandish lessons, I'm from 'Murika"?


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2013-09-18 12:57:46 AM

NetOwl: bsharitt: Too bad the kid wasn't smart enough to get a scholarship.

If you're in a math or science grad program and you're not fully funded, then you're really good enough to be there.  Otherwise, the university only gave you a spot so they could take your money.

That's the way it is in the U.S., anyway.


FTFY.
 
2013-09-18 08:58:50 AM
Well at least she isn't wasting the chance on foolish areas of studies.
 
2013-09-18 10:45:11 AM

Aestatis: NetOwl: bsharitt: Too bad the kid wasn't smart enough to get a scholarship.

If you're in a math or science grad program and you're not fully funded, then you're really good enough to be there.  Otherwise, the university only gave you a spot so they could take your money.

That's the way it is in the U.S., anyway.

FTFY.


True.

"If you're in a math or science grad program and you're not fully funded, then you're not really good enough to be there," is what I meant to write.  Somehow, the second  not vanished while I was debating whether I ought to leave  reallythere or not.
 
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