Friday, September 07, 2012
Thank You, New Jersey!
The scholarship paid for my tuition. I went to a state college and the tuition was very low. I wound up costing the state approximately $1200 over four years. The scholarship did not pay for books or any other college costs. I did not live on campus, I commuted to college on buses--a round trip of approximately sixty miles. I worked during the summers.
I finished college on time and got a job in my hometown. My salary for the first year of teaching was $8000. I lived at home with my parents, but I bought a car. :^)
I taught for twenty-five years, but it wouldn't have happened if I didn't have help in the beginning.
So thank you, New Jersey. I will always be grateful to you.