私立K-12是沒有資格從州，聯邦拿到錢的，不是大學因為科研的原因拿到很多政府的錢，也不可能有大學那麽實力雄厚的校友捐款。私立大學動不動60%學生接受資助。私立K-12這是不可能的。我孩子學校一個年級400多人，有幾個人接受資助就不錯了，還多是學校為了多元化，給勞模老黑了。中產的華裔父母就不用想了。資助也是校友和我這樣的父母捐款。學校每年發很多捐款要求，有些是專款，就是專門給優秀學生的financial aid. 私立K-12絕對不是need-blind. They can't afford it.
我孩子做義工的一個慈善組織，他第一天去家長要簽paperwork.接待我的女士和我聊天。她女兒5歲，剛剛考試進入Harker,她挺自豪的。她說當然我沒錢啦，學校offer她女兒financial aid. 在那慈善組織做的我估計超不過五萬一年，而且人家是勞模。我欣賞美國這點，貧困但優秀的子弟還是有希望的。現在紅起來的Jessica Chastain就是我們加州出身的貧寒子弟，是靠著Robin Williams提供的financial aid上的Julliard School in NY. 看過她的訪談，她一直感謝Robin Williams, 寫過信給他，還想當麵感謝他，但還沒機會見到Williams就去世了。非常感人的故事。所以有能力上私校就為學校捐款吧，對華裔本身也是大有好處的。
Chastain first developed an interest in acting at the age of 7 after her grandmother took her to a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which starred David Cassidy. Chastain said that she struggled academically as a student at El Camino High School in Sacramento. With too many absences during her senior year in 1995, she did not qualify for graduation but eventually obtained an "adult diploma". She later attended Sacramento City College,where she was a member of the debate team (1996–1997). In 1998, she appeared as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet staged by TheatreWorks, a professional theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area. A scholarship by Robin Williams provided the funds for Chastain to attend Juilliard School in New York City, where she was a member of the Drama Division's Group 32 (1999–2003), which also included Michael Urie and Jess Weixler. She was an active participant in the drama department and starred in several theatrical productions and student film projects. She graduated from Juilliard with a B.F.A. degree in 2003.