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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Spotlight: Should I Go to College? What about Student Loan Debt? + giveaway

A Former Teacher's Guide to Possibly Saving You Thousands of Dollars and Millions of Headaches
by C.S. Johnson
March 14th, 2019 
Genre: Non-Fiction 

A Former Teacher’s Guide to Possibly Saving You Thousands of Dollars and Millions of Headaches

If you’re a high school student, chances are you’ve been thinking about where you will go to college. Or if you will go to college at all. 
I’ve been there. And as a former teacher, I’ve seen thousands of students there, too. So I wrote this book to help you. 
This book offers sound advice about deciding whether or not you want to go to college, and, if you decide to go, how you can save time and money along the way. 

"This is the book about college I wish I had read when I was younger.” – My 30-year-old self

•Describes what college is 
•Promotes thoughtful self-reflection 
•Outlines your options post-high school 
•Offers tragically hilarious truths about teaching
•Reaffirms the code of personal responsibility 
•Likens student loans to dragons that need to be slain


***AUTHOR'S NOTE*** If you purchase the paperback, the Kindle version is free with your purchase. This makes it easy to read the book yourself, and you'll have a copy if you decide to give it to someone else -- or if you "lend" it to someone who doesn't return it. 
I AM JUST GOING TO SAY IT, LIKE ALL THE other people I admire, even though I know some people are not going to like it: Not everyone is cut out for college. Repeat: Not everyone is cut out for college. REPEAT: NOT EVERYONE IS CUT OUT FOR COLLEGE. And that’s okay. It’s really okay. You can be a happy, successful person and not go to college. You can make a lot of money and never need to go to college. You still have worth as a person, you can still get job training, and you can still learn a craft or skill or art or anything. There isn’t some sacred part of life you’re missing out on by not attending college. Even so, there seems to be no end of people who will convince you that college is necessary. Parents, guardians, teachers, other students, salespeople, politicians,—all of these people sit on an imaginary jury of sorts, and they are all giving you the same verdict: “GO TO COLLEGE!” SIDE NOTE: Please don’t consider that subliminal messaging. But — but! — all of these people are not you. You are in the best position to decide if college is something you want to pursue. Your peers include many people who simply go to college because it’s the “thing to do.” Taxes are the “thing to do.” College is optional, and it is your choice. Your parents love you (I assume) and your teachers want to guide you (I assume), so it can be hard to find yourself at odds with others over the issue of your future. Others, like the politicians and the marketing companies, see you as a profit. There are several reasons that there’s so much debt in America; it’s not just because a lot of people wanted to go to school and then the economy dropped. Many of the college recruiters who call you and the pretty brochures they send you are there to make you want to go to college. It works because there are a lot of legitimate reasons to go. But going to college might still not be the best option for you, and you have to be willing to stand up to any number of people who disagree with you, including salespeople. Many people who have student loan debt are people who wanted to change career fields, wanted higher pay, or wanted to look for better jobs and opportunities. These are the people who look at those brochures and take these calls with an end in mind. When you are not sure of what you want to be when you grow up, it can be easy to be swayed by the honeyed words of a salesperson who is paid on commission.

About the Author:
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at Giveaway!

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