Shine writes a wonderful story here. It is about getting to where she is now. How she got here and WHY.
I believe we, most of us anyway), in the US, take our educations for granted. I know I did.
I always knew my parents would pay for everything I needed as long as I did my best and kept my grades where they SHOULD be.
And I did.
I loved school and college was no exception.
I ended up getting scholarships so they never had to pay much at all
I took pride in what I had accomplished.
Not once though, did I have to worry about getting my education.
I go a Master’s Degree.
And I still took more classes. Ones I wanted to take.
When Bobby was born we started a college fund.
So he never had to worry about it either.
Bobby got scholarships as well as worked his way through college.
Then, with my blessings he used part of the money I had saved to help a few others get their chance to further their education.
As a teacher myself,
How could I say no to that? I believed it was HIS money to do with as he saw fit.
As a mom How Could I? I couldn’t.
So we never had to worry about how we were going to finish our education.
For many, their education is something they have to work for on their own.
They don’t have parents who have the money to pay their way.
Schools and the ways other countries learn are so different as well.
Expectations are different.
Enjoy this wonderful POST from Shine.
Source: My Life and Education