I was so inspired last night

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I was so inspired last night
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 6:18am

So I am taking three courses this semester and one of them is biology + lab (God, Help me!), I met a woman in her 50s whose first semester back was this one, When I asked what she was there for she told me she'd like to be a nurse.  We got to talking more and I found out she already had a bachelors and two masters degress and she is a retired teacher!  I've  been pondering this whole return to school and why but thiswoman was so inspirational, You are never too old to learn that's for sure!!

I hope your school years are starting out good. 

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 4:53pm

Wow!  That's a lot of degrees, but it makes sense.  The job market for teachers in my area is tough.  A lot of my teacher friends have also said it's just not a fun or rewarding experience anymore because of how difficult administrators (along with state and federal governments) are making it.

My mom and her husband are returning to school this semester too.  My mom just turned 63.