When I was 8 years old, my teacher told my parents that I was failing third grade, that I was mentally retarded (a label used frequently in those days) and that I was essentially unteachable.
Most graduates in the Class of 2013 left campus with more than a diploma. Nearly 7 out of 10 also had student loan debt. The average amount: $28,400, up 2 percent from the debt of those who graduated a year earlier.
Hey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team - sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig's speech proves - you're always young enough to learn something new!
It's National Teacher Day, and I have a question. Do you remember your first-grade teacher's name? How about your third-grade or sixth-grade teachers? Mine: Ms. Giest, Ms. Hall and Ms. Hughes. Come to think of it, I could probably name all of my teachers throughout my entire school career. There's a reason for that - they made an impact on my life in one way or another.
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