Hello, I am currently working on my applications for my Masters in Education/Credential degree. There is a school I really want to attend, but it is very expensive and also hyper-competitive. I may, ultimately, not be admitted. There are also mid-tier schools that I could apply for as well. But, there is a lower-tier school that is a lot more affordable as well as flexible. I am interested in applying. My question to this amazing community of educators is: How much will my career be affected by the prestige of the school I go to? Will it make it much more difficult to find jobs (I have an amazing professional track record with plenty of people who vouch for my work ethic and abilities)? Will people look down on me because of my lower tier school? What is your opinion? Also, a bit of fyi, my career path goal is to teach, administrate, and, hopefully, get a job on the state board of education. I am very intersted in education policy. THANKS!