In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Love that!Xa Lynn
yep...some folks "get it". Glad to see that from a college kid!
Made my wife and Senior in high school daughter read it. What a refreshing attitude! GOD Bless you all, JC
LOL. There's a young person with a mind that WORKS!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!
I like the content of this manifesto, but remain skeptical about the true background of the author......It sounds worldly, something even a conscientious college senior hasn't had time to accumulate yet. Just Me....Just Sayin'
The first tiem I went to college I did use student loans for a portion of my tuition. No one made me take out loans and (shockingly) I paid off the small amount within a year of graduating. As a returning (older or "non-traditional") student I share classes with a bunch of ungratfull and lazy 18-20 year olds who aren't there for an education but because they lack ambition to do anything else. I am of the thought that if they had to hand over their hard-earned cash to pay for it, they might be slightly more interested in studying...
Can I adopt her? Bet she's not a liberal arts major either.Anonymous 7:32 - you'd be surprised what young'uns can understand. I've been straight forward in answering my daughter's questions about news articles, careers, anything that piques her interest. Her dad asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her answer: It depends on what jobs are available at that time, what college costs, whether college is feasible when the time comes, what can't be sent overseas...She turned 11 last week. Let's just say I've had some very interesting (in a good way) parent teacher conferences...
It doesn't surprise me-I used to work at a very small college that hired some of its students for part time work(cleaning, yard work,and so on)-a great many worked their way through college. It's probably not as uncommon as you think.
I worked my way through college, too. With help from my mom, I never borrowed a dime. Got straight "A"s. Loved every minute of it. Thanks, Beckybeq for the perspective. It's good to know my skepticism may be unwarranted.Just Me
My guess is that the "Manifesto" was written by a Homeschooler.
Beckybeq- What's wrong with a liberal arts education? Granted, a lot of what I learned I could have learned on my own, but I graduated without debt (this kid's tale mirrors my own), went on to grad school, and found a successful career until I decided to stay at home with my children. It's not the degree: it's what you do with it.-J.