Episode Twenty Nine

College - Is It The Right Choice for Everyone?

September 20th 2013

  • Step by Step

    by Joe

    I was a poor student. In 1980 I was given a chance to attend a surgical technician's program in Indiana. I graduated, worked for about a year. I owed about $1000.00 ( a lot of money then) so I joined…

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    Jun 30th

  • College is Different Than In The Past

    by James

    In the 1950's and 1960's college or university was seen as something quite elite that only a small percentage of the population went to. If you were academically inclined or if you were very wealthy you…

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    Oct 17th

  • The relief of dropping out

    by Susan

    School was a place of torture as far as I was concerned. It was boring, crowded, smelly, and full of pressure to do stupid things. I dropped out of high school in the last month of grade twelve and have…

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    Oct 25th

  • Getting an education on the job

    by Joan

    My late husband, Michael, never went to school. He always worked a part time job even at a young age when he was really to young to work. When he went to school he past every test but his attendance was…

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    Oct 24th

  • Learning on the job

    by Joan B

    I dropped out of high school with only 2-1/2 credits left to go. The school I was attending wanted me to go for another whole semester to take a gym class that someone forgot to schedule me for. Having…

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    Oct 16th

  • career bus driver

    by Jim F.

    Growing up, I wanted to be a bus driver, and a radio disc jockey. I used to hang out at the school bus garage when I was 12 years old. My father was a high school football coach, so after grammar school,…

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    Oct 15th

  • Real Life

    by Leslie

    Two of my three children have attended college with varying degrees of success. I went to college at the age of 23 after the breakup of my marriage. I married too young and then found myself with 2 babies…

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    Oct 12th

  • My Oldest Child.....his passion and dream

    by Denise

    My oldest child graduated this June in Pennsylvania. He is now attending a college in Delaware to achieve his goal in life. He is enrolled in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering program. We saved for college…

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    Oct 11th

  • MUSIC CAREER

    by ROSE

    I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE REGARDING THE COLLEGE NECESSITY. I HAVE 4 CHILDREN AND 14 GRANDCHILDREN AND LOVE THEM ALL. ONE OF MY YOUNGER SON' S CHILDREN CAME TO HIM AND SAID, DAD PLEASE DON'T WASTE…

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    Oct 8th

  • Sorry, Your College Money is Gone

    by Chrystal

    I would have loved to have grown up in a traditional family and have had the option to go to college after I graduated high school. However, my parents split when I was 5 and I spent my entire life moving…

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    Oct 5th

  • Is a college education for everyone?

    by Carrie

    I didn't go to college or university. Would it have made any difference ? who knows. I thought I wanted to be an Interior Designer. In fact , I did apply for a place on a college course and was accepted…

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    Oct 4th

  • College for everyone?

    by Jane

    College isn't for everyone. I have encouraged my children to go to college but not made it the only path open to them. They have both gone on to higher education and have been successful doing things…

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    Oct 3rd

  • Value askew?

    by Leanne

    I'm your typical story of a military veteran, who is a responsible, thriving, full-time working single mother who went to college and racked up over $26,000 on stufent loan debt I still can't afford to…

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    Oct 2nd

  • Be skilled at something!

    by Jumoke

    Finally! As a parent I have been telling my kids that college education is not for everyone but if you choose not to go to college then make sure you're skilled at doing something. In a country like Nigeria,…

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    Oct 1st

  • Strategy is Labor Lost

    by ad

    I love this topic. Strategy is labor lost is one of my favorite Abraham Lincoln theories. College is an excellent strategy and very powerful tool, but that's all it is. That being said, I didn't have…

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    Sep 30th

  • College Material...

    by Ella

    Hi everybody! While studying in high school, forty plus years ago, my counselor uttered the words: "you're not college material." This really hurt me. I enrolled in the community college and secured thirty…

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    Sep 29th

  • I discouraged my son from attending college...

    by Leah

    Turns out he did, but he went two years to the local community college then one year at paramedic school. Despite being quite bright, my son has always been an indifferent student, so I knew college would…

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    Sep 28th

  • Is College the right choice for everyone?

    by Lee

    Seems the biggest Philanthropist in the world agrees with Judge Judy! "I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he's an engineer in Microsoft and I am the Owner." The literal…

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    Sep 27th

  • It's Their Life

    by Kathy

    Even though I have a Masters degree in Education, my 5 children have never been "required" to go to college. It simply isn't for everyone. However, in order to make a living and support oneself in today's…

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    Sep 26th

  • The College Diploma - Is it Really Just a Piece of

    by Kunal

    The ever-lasting question: Does college really teach you new skills or is the diploma just a way of saying, "Even though I knew I could do your work beforehand, this paper physically proves it."? I went…

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    Sep 25th


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