Educational Technology

May 17, 2016

How single mothers juggle kids, getting college degrees

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:28 am

by Associated Press

Single mothers who attend college face a tough challenge. While new options such as online courses and satellite campuses offer more flexibility, the challenge of dealing with children, classwork, homework and often a job is still a difficult juggling act. Mothers who have done it say it would be nearly impossible without support from friends, family and public programs— and without giving up a lot of sleep. Devonish, a 2004 Atlantic City High School graduate, received her associate’s degree last year from Atlantic Cape. She is continuing her schooling part time, taking courses from Fairleigh Dickinson University at Atlantic Cape. Like other single moms, she knows the difference a college degree can make. A 2002 Census Bureau study estimated that in 1999, the average lifetime earnings of someone with a bachelor’s degree was $2.7 million, 75 percent more than what high school graduates could earn.

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