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May 7, 2011

Day 20 of the 30 day challenge is to talk about how important I think education is. To put it bluntly, I think it is VERY important! I grew up in a household where education was emphasized and made a priority. A’s and B’s were the only acceptable grades. C’s were not. In fact I don’t think I ever got a C until college statistics. My parents made us do our homework and were actively involved in our school. College wasn’t talked about as something we might do but something we would do. No questions asked. And today I am damn proud of my college diploma. (Sorry, Tara…GO AGGIES!)

I think that in America we don’t value education as much as other countries do. I think it is sad and it will eventually lead to our downfall as a nation. I don’t mean to sound doom and gloom but I just think we don’t put enough importance on educating our youth. We don’t pay our teachers enough and it seems that when we get into govenment budget trouble the first thing we cut is education spending. I am more in favor of cutting certain entitlement programs than education. But that is just me.

Here is a picture of me in high school with my friend, Allena. We were also college roommates (Texas A&M Grads) and she was the maid of honor in my wedding. GO PANTHERS! (We went to Pflugerville High School)

How important do you think education is?

Do you think having a college degree is important?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2011 8:28 am

    Education is SO important and my parents definitely valued it as well. Although, I got away with not valuing it for some reason in college and I had to work my way back up to achieve what I wanted to after. Not a good way to go and I will make sure my kids appreciate their college education!

  2. May 7, 2011 9:25 am

    I think education is super important, but for me I loved school and wish I could go back. My whole family is school oriented so it was an easy path for me.

  3. May 7, 2011 11:41 am

    Its pretty safe to say this future college professor thinks that there is nothing more important than education. NOTHING.

  4. May 7, 2011 11:48 am

    I grew up in the same kind of house. You did your homework before anything else and college wasn’t an option…it was expected. I think it is so important to have a college degree and now it’s becoming important to have a Master’s degree as well if you want to compete for a job! I don’t think we put as much emphasis on education as we need to. I feel like kids are pushed through school just to be done and the quality of the education they are receiving is being ignored. It baffles me that education has become so unimportant. What could be more important than cultivating our future generations?

  5. May 7, 2011 1:00 pm

    I don’t think I really have to respond to this question being the daughter and granddaughter of teachers! I honestly wish they’d raise taxes instead of cutting education right now, it’s very scary. And just as you did it at your wedding, ahem, I was your MATRON of Honor – ha ha!

    • May 7, 2011 4:39 pm

      hahaha….you’re right. Matron = married…got it! 🙂

  6. May 7, 2011 4:31 pm

    I’m working on coming to terms with the fact that my blog BFF is an Aggie…

  7. May 7, 2011 6:39 pm

    Have you ever seen “Waiting for Superman”? I think you’d really love it- a documentary on the failing education in major cities…

  8. May 7, 2011 10:56 pm

    Yes I think education is suepr important! Although I don’t “use” my degree in my current job, there is so much that I learned in college that I use every day. I’ve thought about going back to school because I did get so much out of it!

  9. May 7, 2011 11:26 pm

    I think education is incredibly important. Its one thing that no one can ever take away from you, and its one thing I wish my parents had forced on me.
    I only went to college for one semester. I wish my parents had insisted I continue. I know they wanted me to, but back then I thought I knew everything. Not having an education is one thing that really bothers me. I feel like I would be so much farther in life than I am now if I had gotten a degree. Ive already been accepted for the fall semester, so I have every intention of going back. But it would be nice to have it already done.

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