Things I Know 68 of 365: I got in to Harvard

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Two days ago, I got an e-mail telling me my decision was available online.

Forty-five slow-motion seconds later, I was congratulated that I’d been accepted into Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education to study for a Master of Education in Education Policy and Management.

I went for a run.

Three miles later, I’d set a new personal best for the mile and my head was still swimming.

I called my mom and told her the news while my sister Rachel who’s in town for her spring break was standing in front of me.

They yelled in unison. Rachel hugged me.

In the past 48 hours, I’ve completed my taxes, my first FAFSA (I worked through undergrad), and sent my financial aid application.

Today, I told our advisory the news and stressed that nothing was sure.

It’s not.

Money will decide.

I want this – intensely.

Money will decide.

Still, for now, I got in to Harvard.

7 thoughts on “Things I Know 68 of 365: I got in to Harvard

  1. Wow!! So proud of the hard work that you have done in education and for our kids!! You will be help create the change in education that we need. It will work out 0:)

  2. Dear Mr. Chase,I'm really happy to hear that you got accepted into Harvard, you are one of few teachers that I know who deserve this opportunity. Already accomplishing things such as: running in a ridiculous amount of marathons, inspiring kids everyday, and helping out people in Africa; you can now add getting accepted into Harvard, to the list! You love what you do and you work very hard to be even better than you already are, which is why I know you would graduate from Harvard with flying colors. I really hope that you decide to go back to school and continue your academic career. I hate that money will decide the outcome of this. Education is worth more than money and I feel as though it shouldn't have such a powerful role in this, but I understand that money a very important factor in this. I just don't want you to wonder “what if,” in whatever situation you choose. I'll be rooting that the financial aid pulls through so you can enjoy this influential opportunity. Don't lose the motivation to learn!An Advisee Who Graduated.

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