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Erik

I confess that I'm not sure why she wouldn't want her daughter attending school outside of the Northeast. My whole graduate and professional years have been in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Texas, and I don't think I've known a single really conservative professor in any of these generally conservative states (maybe not NM so much). And there are tons of liberal students too, especially on the college campuses.

Bill Altreuter

It's not the faculty so much, as the other students, at least in my daughter's experience. She's in Bloomington now, the Athens of Indiana, after four years in Massachusetts, and although she is getting along fine she does encounter a whole lot more religious conservatism than her education and upbringing prepared her for.

Lance

Now, see, I thought Cate was making the joke be about herself and her natural parental fear about a child growing up and moving away and beyond the reach of her influence and protection.

Catherine

Texas and Oklahoma just made the visit list, so it's not a NE thing. Does anyone have any idea how many schools are out there? The reference book she carted home looks like 7 inches of tissue paper thin, 6 point font-filled pages. We're only halfway through Arkansas. But as fun as the research has been, nothing beats trying to figure out what she is going to say next. Yesterday it was, "I've been hearing a lot about Florida schools, Mom." "Me too," I said, "but not so much is promising about the education part." "Yeah," she answered, "I've heard that, too, but..."

How can there be a "but" in that sentence?

Catherine

Texas and Oklahoma just made the visit list, so it's not a NE thing. Does anyone have any idea how many schools are out there? The reference book she carted home looks like 7 inches of tissue paper thin, 6 point font-filled pages. We're only halfway through Arkansas. But as fun as the research has been, nothing beats trying to figure out what she is going to say next. Yesterday it was, "I've been hearing a lot about Florida schools, Mom." "Me too," I said, "but not so much is promising about the education part." "Yeah," she answered, "I've heard that, too, but..."

How can there be a "but" in that sentence?

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