Reblogging From Shine Positive Power – My Life and Education

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.
Not once.
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.
My education is SO important to me. A lot of kids my age just whine about school and don't get the point of it, but after being out of school for so long, I want that high school diploma to frame, and I want to go to my dream collage. My education is extremely important, even if it doesn't really apply to my occupation of choice. ;-):

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

6 Comments Add yours

  1. He told me last night he was going to try to get a loan for next semester, which he’d not wanted to do – and I don’t either – said he was “wasting” too much of his dad’s money – told him money for education is never a waste; he shouldn’t even be thinking that way – problem is that’s not the problem

  2. haven’t taken the time yet to read the other post but understand what you’re saying; I was able to get a grant as well, although I did also get scholarships, although I don’t think I realized we qualified as being “poverty-stricken”, especially as I look at the applications now – maybe there’s something different with our kids – but I just wish we’d started a college fund for them when they were born although the first two didn’t really go, though possibly had the funds been there maybe the first one would have but not really sure; the second one managed on his own because of being married he qualified for grants but it’s this last one – and you’d think by now we’d be ok but long story – but then maybe it’s working out that the money dad didn’t use for me can be used for him – will see how it goes but this one’s really trying – wish, for his sake, he could get a scholarship but it’s a struggle for him, breaks my heart

    1. It is hard sometimes to save money for college. They are so expensive.

  3. Krista Kemp says:

    She wrote a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing it. I helped pay my tuition for private school my freshman year, and was only able to attend college because I was one of the poverty stricken, lucky enough to get a grant. Education is super important, and I am hoping to be in a position where I can help my children, when that time comes.

    1. Krista, You will be. I have no doubt about it.

      1. Krista Kemp says:

        Thank you honey!

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