Friday, September 27, 2013


No show this week for See Jack Learn.  Sickness has overtaken the Grubb household and an hour show full of sniffling and hacking does not make for compelling conversation.  Check back next Thursday!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Episode 5: Interview with an expert p2

Part 2 of my interview with college access expert Derek Price.  In today's conversation we discuss:
  • The differences between 2-year, 4-year and technical school
  • Why you may want to look at colleges in your state
  • Things to think about before you make your college choice
  • Introduction in student loans and repayment plans like income based repayment
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Episode 4: Interview with an expert part 1

Interview with Derek Price about the different types of college available to different people.  Derek has a unique viewpoint on your college journey that you do not want to miss.

Show notes:
  • Meet Derek Price, principal owner of DVD-Praxis and previous director of higher education research at Lumina Foundation for Education.
  • We look at tuition prices at 4-year universities (College cost worksheet coming soon)
  • Derek mentions the potential dangers of 529 plans, as described by the Lumina Foundation

Part 2 will be up on Thursday, September 19.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Episode 2: When to start thinking about college

Join host Jack Grubb and special co-host Sarrah Grubb as they discuss the optimal time to start planning for college.

Highlights include:
  • Meeting Sarrah and reviewing the mission of See Jack Learn
  • More information of the "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" initiative in Oregon (
  • How college classes encourage cheating (
    • Books mentioned: Drive by Daniel Pink, Switched by Dan and Chip Heath, and The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
  • Mistakes made in college applications (
  • When should you start thinking about college
    • For students
    • For parents
    • For mentors
Our next episode will be with Derek Price, esteemed college access advocate. Look for it on Sept. 12.

Thank you for listening!

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