Why College Education Is Important to Me

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Veronica Garza
AC 1210058
ENG110 Achieving Academic Excellence
Writing Assignment 5-“Why Is College Important To Me”
December 2, 2012

Why College Education Is Important To Me
“In our modem society employers are looking for people who have the most to offer and this is why a higher education is more valuable than gold” (Torres 2012). This quotation is why college education is important to me because it is the key to opening doors to better career opportunities and higher earnings. I want to better my life and make my daughters proud of me. “They are my inspiration to go back to school” (Guthrie, 2011). I believe that if my children see me working hard on my education, that will be motive for them to do the same and reach all their goals and succeed in their lives. In other words, the benefits of education are endless. To begin with, education is primordial; a person without education will be lost due to society’s demands. It means the good opportunities are waiting for people who have higher education. I would like to share with you an anecdote of myself that relates to what I believe. Nine years ago, the agency Neighbors in Need of Services, Inc. promoted me to teacher because I had more than 50 credit hours of Early Childhood on my Associate Applied Degree. I accepted my new position even though I did not have enough experience to have a full day class. Becoming a teacher meant more responsibilities with children, parents, and co-workers, not to mention, all the paper work that a teacher does on each child’s folder. I cried because I was afraid of changes. But after all, I accepted my new job and I started to get a higher salary. These changes came because I had some college education and N.I.N.O.S. has to be in compliance with state regulations. Ninos, Inc. helped me with grants to continue my education and I graduated on May 14, 2003. Since my graduation in 2003 there have been many changes at N.I.N.O.S. A Bachelor’s Degree is now a requirement to be a Head Start teacher. For that reason a Bachelor’s Degree is needed if I want to keep my position and increase my salary. Therefore, I am happy because I am back in school and I am working on my Bachelor’s Degree at Ashworth College. It is not easy, but online courses help me work at my own pace. Nonetheless; everything is possible with persistence and perseverance. In addition, education is the key to success. Once I graduate from college, I will have the privilege of offering a better life to my family. I will remodel my house and build my daughters their own room. We will be able to afford a family vacation and we will spend more time together. My children are the motor of my life, they are my motivation. They are keeping me aware and strong on my new goals. My oldest child is my major support, she is in eighth grade. My daughter has been exposed to college information. It is important my daughter learn her interest in school, she can then choose classes in her area off interest. My daughter belongs to clubs that help her gain knowledge about education. I got exciting seen her involved in different activates in school. When she came back from a gear up conference, she told me with enthusiasm, “if you really want to go back to school mom, you can do it” (Garza, 2012). Remember your own words mother: “querer es poder”. I believe in you and I know you are strong and perseverant. Go for it. After hearing that from my child, I could not say NO! I must start studying Early Childhood classes and get my Bachelor Degree. I will then have more opportunities at work and I will be satisfied with my accomplishments. Furthermore, obtaining a college degree defiantly is the most wonderful and satisfying experience. The benefits it offers are never-ending. With education I will have more knowledge in my career. It will help me teach my students current and updated curriculum, without mention technology. It will give me many rewards. One, I will have a good job. Second, I will...
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