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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

School Days #31Days

My topics may be bouncing around a bit, so when this is over, feel free to arrange them as you wish! Today I want to discuss schooling. Growing up, did you go to public or private school, or were you home schooled? Do you know anything about the schools your parents attended? What about your grandparents? Did your family members go on to college or university? What do they have degrees in? How about you?

All of my family members went to public schools as kids. My children attend a private Jewish school. Both of my parents graduated from Rutgers University – as did both Dave and I! My dad got a BS in Pharmacy, I believe, and went on to get an MBA. My mom majored in math and got a Masters Degree in I think Computer Science. Dave was a business major and also got his MBA (also from Rutgers) and I was a Communication and Jewish Studies double major. I then went on to get my Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University. By the way, my brother also got his BS from Rutgers, as did one of Dave’s sisters!

Feel free to tell me about your family’s schooling in the comments or by leaving a link to your post!

Behind on the series? Catch up here!

19 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

I actually went to public school for all but 7th and 8th grade, where I was put in Catholic School, because the junior high was ver seedy. And then for high school, we moved to Long Island and I was back in public school finishing out high school.

Dara said...

was it hard moving at that time in your life?

Janine Huldie said...

Honestly, I handled it better then my brother who was in 3rd grade. He was so annoyed having to leave all his friends, he told my mom the first day of school in our new home that it was the worst day of his life!

tamarsb said...

My mom went to Friends school and my dad public. My sister and I were day school kids from 2 to 18 and then various colleges/grad programs/med school. My mom and dad and a ton of relatives were Brandies folks, but Avi and I broke with tradition there!


Now my nephew's are second generation at the day school in Portland where my brother in law went!

Sara said...

I went to public school up until high school whe I switched to an all girl Catholic school. It was a bit of a change. For college I was the first of my family to go away to school.

Dara said...

interesting, and interesting that you broke the brandeis tradition!

Dara said...

I'm sure that was a change!

Holly Higgins said...

I went to public school and then to the University of Evansville, where I currently live, and majored in History. I then went to grad school at Ball State University, where I got my Master's in Historic Preservation. I met Alan at grad school, we were in the same program. He went to private school until he moved to MO his junior year of high school. We haven't really talked about it much, but I'm leaning towards private Christian school for our kids.

Melissa Lea-Wood said...

I moved around a lot and went to 9 different schools, I didn't completely finish my studies until I was 29 because I wanted to do other things as a kid :)

joymhbailey said...

My husband's dad taught at Rutgers for years.

http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com/2013/10/day-23-education.html

Dara said...

thank you for sharing!

Dara said...

what subject??

Dara said...

9 is a lot!

Holly Higgins said...

Our public schools here aren't the greatest, they're some of the worst in the state in fact. I personally would prefer my kids to be in public school, but the private schools are so much better.

joymhbailey said...

Pharmacology, name was Leonard Bailey

Emily said...

We just got back from vacation, so I am working on catching up. (I skipped a couple of prompts, too.) http://emilysbookofme.blogspot.com/2013/10/31-days-to-write-story-of-your-family_26.html

Dara said...

welcome back!

Felicia's Red Door Life said...

I think it's awesome that everyone graduated from the same college.



I was in public school, then home schooled, then back to public. My brother did public school, home school, public school, private school then back to public school. What a wild ride that ad to be for him.

Dara said...

it is pretty cool about all of us going to the same college! you all did switch around a lot too, I wonder what your brother especially preferred!