President Obama stated that “dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country—and this country needs and values the talents of every American.” Since this time, the government has made a major promise to increasing America’s high school graduation rate. Top researchers have agreed that 25 -30% of students who sign up in not make the grade. Isn’t it sad?
Sure you do, but somehow, I managed to make it through high school without having a cell phone. Although I begged for one, my parents didn’t want to pay for it, and I didn’t care strongly enough to shell out $40-$50 a month for a phone bill. Once I graduated high school though, my parents acknowledged that I would need a phone for my freshman year in college, and we went to Verizon and bought a cell phone for me.
When I went to college, I quickly learned that having a cell phone was not only useful, but it was a bit of a necessity if I wanted to stay involved with everything that was going on. Read more…
If you don’t already have a cell phone, you’re definitely going to want one before college. Cell phones are extremely useful nowadays, and if you don’t have one, you’re going to be surprised at how frequently you’re inconvenienced.
You may already have a plan that you’re going to continue, but if you’re open to the idea of a new phone and/or provider, you should definitely make sure you make the right choice.
Depending on where you go to school, the providers that you believe are best may not necessarily be the best choice. I use Verizon — a network that’s normally considered to be very reliable — yet I get the worst service here. Text messages rarely send and calls won’t always go through. That’s only around my dorm, but that’s still a giant inconvenience.
I have such a roller coaster life. I swear. It is constantly on an up and down. Anyway, so…let’s start with nearly a week ago Friday. It was my first evening shift ever (that was not considered training) at Family & Children Services. It was hell on earth, I kid you not.
I already wrote on my twitter that I was called an “Ugly b**** who sucks my daddy’s d***.” By a 10 year old! I dealt with being hit…first by a flying shoe, then the kid came up behind me on two occasions to beat me with his fists. My dinner was SPIT on. Talk about FUN, kids. FUN. No, it wasn’t. I woke up on Tuesday morning…as I was supposed to go to one of my last trainings….And I quit. I took my bag in with all of my keys, my ID card, etc.
And I turned it into the front desk with a big fat SMILE on my face. It felt so darn good to say “This is for Rich!” and walk away. With an even bigger smile. Then I deal with people who dropped out from high school and took GED classes in the Bronx to get their GED diploma. I help them to manage getting to college. Hard work, believe me.