|View Poll Results: What is your level of education?|
|Jr. High School or less||0||0%|
|High School Dropout without GED (grades 9-12)||3||0.60%|
|High School Diploma||9||1.79%|
|HSD or GED Plus some College but no degree||59||11.75%|
|2 Year degree||18||3.59%|
|Somewhere between 2 and 4 year degree||45||8.96%|
|4 year degree||159||31.67%|
|PHD or more||42||8.37%|
|Other: (please explain)||38||7.57%|
|Voters: 502. You may not vote on this poll|
Master's: Cal State University, Fullerton
On the subject of whether or not the money/time of college/post-grad is worth it (and maybe this is better as a S/O), why not ask why the need for so much college and money to be spent in the first place in order to do the various things everyone does? Why not apprenticeships in the area of interest? Because when I look at the time spend doing my BA and my credential and my MS, really, I didn't learn much of anything that actually furthered me in my career of the time. For teaching, I learned more from talking with other teachers, experimenting in the classroom, and attending an occassional day-long conference in a subject of interest than I ever did in 7 years of schooling (and many, many thousands of dollars in tuition/books).
and dd born 11/21/10 - our T21 SuperBaby
I chose 4 year, cause it wouldn't let me choose 2 year & 4 year & + some. I have an associates in Letters, ARts & Sciences, a Bachelors in communication (no "s" thank you very much!) and I'm halfway to a second bachelors in soc. No, thank you! I don't want to go right to the masters, I have a serious school problem, and I like the path I'm on now!
I have three undergrad degrees and some master level credits. I really loved college. Despised school growing up though
I really miss college. Not the going out, beer drinking partying college days (okay, very occassionally I miss those too!) , but I actually miss the classes. Someday I'm going to go back, probably not to college, but maybe herbalism classes.
I do not have a high school diploma.
I am not a high school dropout because I never went to high school. I dropped out of Junior High. No, it wasn't legal.
I was working on a second AA degree in Sociology (because the tuition is MUCH less at community college than University) when my miracle happened and I decided to wait a bit longer before I start chipping away at it again. Besides, dd doesn't have her AA yet and I really should save the money for her education.
2 & 3. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
4. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
My family: me , dh , ds (11), dd1 (9), and dd2 (3).
Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.
Mum to Moo Moo (4) and EJ (2)
|I have a law degree. And passed the bar.|
Undergrad - Bowdoin College
Law School - Boston University
Mama to DS (8) and DD (7) Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself." And the London Underground is not a political movement.
after that, I went back to work, and have been "thinking" about a PhD ever since. But as some of the pp commented, the darn thesis will not write itself :
Over the years, I have come to think the PhD requires a kind of ascetic spirit that I somehow do not posess... the idea of working full time, plus taking care of the girls, plus writing the darn thesis at nights and weekends is somehow inconsistent with : kwim?
Masters in Public Affairs, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas, December 2007
ETA: The BA was amazing, I learned more in four years than I probably will the rest of my life. The Masters was a waste of time.
I'm working on my MA in medical anthropology. Darn thesis just won't write itself.: I have a BS in Biology. I will be going back to college when I'm done.:
I had some credits towards an M.A. in special ed, too, but I never finished it... but that's what my B.A. was in.
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler