Article #2: Sharpening College Career Tools

Monday, December 20, 2010
     My second article ran this past Sunday in the Dallas Morning News.  Here it is.
     There are so many great teachers and parents out there, but there are still a few that don't look long term....there is a definite link between who we are in 2nd grade, what we are held accountable for in 4th grade, and what habits we form in 5th grade that can make or break the next 7 years. 
     The abrieviated back story is:  I watched my Mom complete her college courses throughout my childhood, and I attended her graduation when I was in junior high.  She was the first woman to complete college in our family....and after seeing the sacrifices she made to further her education, and even being included in some of her class assignments, and watching her wade through paper writing....I was proud of her, and there was no doubt in my mind I'd go to college, and I knew what it would look like when I got there. 
     College isn't the path for everyone, but it was the path for me, and I'm sure glad someone prepared my way, and knew the ropes when it came around to being ready to head down that road. 

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