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Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
Homeschooling Mom to Two Boys, 13 & 9. Baby Girl Arriving April 2013!
I don't believe that any degree is useless. Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment and a privilege that not everyone is fortunate enough to have. Your degree is something that can never be taken away from you, and it is something that you can look back on and say, "I did that!"
I say this as a community college prof who works with students who are struggling every day to get their Associates. I swear, the happiest graduations I have ever been to (and I've been to *tons* of undergrad and grad school graduations) are the graduations at my CC where the students get their AA and their AS. You have never seen a more proud group of people!
Now, a degree may not be *necessary* for certain fields or lines of work, but it is never useless.
Ha, funny, I'm thinking about getting a degree in Communications, the poster child for "useless" degrees. I have a diploma from a technical school in televison production and have happily made my living in that trade for the past 10 years, but this recession/pregnancy has got me thinking that I could use a broader education and skill set. I want to put the storytelling skills I have learned in my trade to work for the social causes I believe in.
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I might just win this one.
I have a degree in comparative politics, with a specialty in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries (apologies for those of you young'uns scratching your heads about what that could possibly mean). I graduated in 91 AFTER the Berlin Wall fell. My degree went from cutting edge to obsolete before I even walked across the stage.
But it taught how to write, and research, and think. It allowed me to go to graduate school in my current field which lead to my current career.
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