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EDUCATION: Teaching is an excellent occupation

Letter by C. E. Finneran, Gig Harbor on Nov. 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 9 Comments »
November 23, 2010 3:58 pm

Women college students should consider how they will support their children, should they come to be single mothers. Fortunately I had a professor who said to me when I graduated from college, “Someday you may have to work.” He suggested I take a master’s degree in education as well as history so I could be a teacher in any state.

I followed his advice, and after 20 years of marriage found myself with six children to provide for. I was able to teach in both Florida and California, always having the same schedule as my children in regards to hours and vacations, etc. So I was always available to them and was successful in getting all through college. Now I’m retired, and they are enjoying their lives as I did mine.

So young ladies, be mindful that you may someday be a single working mother. Be prepared for this circumstance the best possible way.

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