September 29, 2011 | Lindsey Clair, Moms in School | 2 Comments As a mom that has gone back to school in the past and planning on returningÂ in the future I can honestly say I have heardÂ just aÂ fewÂ negative comments regarding this decision.Â Not to myself directly but to moms in school in general.Â Here is one comment that made me cringe and may make you cringe as well.Â “Going back to college is selfish. You need to focus on your children and go back when they are grown.”Â In some cases this may be true especially if you decide to put your heart and soul into school (like going full time).Â I think moms with young children are smart enough to know thatÂ it would be too hard to pull off depending on their situation but every mom is different.Â It’s all in what they can handle.Â What do you think? Would you believe that thereÂ are tipsÂ out there steering moms and other individuals away from the decision to go to school? Okay, so this may not be too surprising as there is so much information on the Internet that people read and mentally digest.Â People willÂ believe just aboutÂ anything.Â Here are some examples of a few tips (as mentionedÂ at Spacebull HubpagesÂ on hubpages.com) on reasons why you shouldÂ NOT go to college: Reasons NOT to go to college examined Who needs college learning when there is an abundance of resources at our finger tips such as the library and Internet?Â Basically, you can just teach yourself what you need to know to survive in this world.Â Okay, in some cases this may reign true for many individuals, especially those who cannot afford college or feel that the college world is just simply not for them.Â But for moms wanting to better themselves and increase their pay, this route will most definitely not get them anywhere. Learn from each other!Â Wow, really?Â Sure, you can obtain a wealth of knowledge from those who are educated but will that help you get a degree in the field you so desire like say becomingÂ a nurse or a lawyer?Â I think not! You can create your own career without the help of college.Â This may be true for some people that have endless creativity shooting through their brain but not everyone is lucky at building a career from scratch and becoming super successful! What do you think of that?Â Do you feel discouraged at the thought of returning to school after reading those negative tips?Â Hopefully, it has inspired you to want to return to college and prove those pessimists out there wrong doesn’t it?Â I know that itÂ frustrates me to a degree to think that there are many out there that think it’s all a jokeÂ or that all knowledge comes at a cheap price or no price at all.Â I know, it would be great to earn our education at a very low price but it’s just not reality. Upon further research of those out there determined to steer people away from the doors of higher education, I was surprised to find that Forbes by Forbes StaffÂ has a brief section on “5 Reasons not to go to College.”Â Are you ready for this?Â Here are those reasons: Kiss four years of solid working skills goodbye! You won’t earn less money. Invest your tuition!Â Really?Â This is advised to do in order to make more money.Â Wow! You can learn just as much outside a classroom, so who needs it? Bill Gates and others did just fine without a college education.Â Though this may be true, do you think they wish that they did get some sort of college education? I am seriously just blown away by all of this and not in a good way.Â I understand that there are many individuals out there that will do just fine without college but I feel thatÂ having a college education isÂ like carrying gold in your pocket. Â At least you know that you are marketable when it comes to a college degree than those who do not possess one.Â Â I also understand it’s all dependent on the economy too. What are your thoughts on the subject?Â Do you think that there are too many anti-educationÂ alarmists out there on the fast track to discourage people from their dreams?Â Okay, so this mayÂ seem a littleÂ harsh andÂ exaggeratedÂ but it sure feels like it when you type in the search engine about going back to collegeÂ but insteadÂ seeingÂ “reasons why you should not go to college.” Should moms return to school?Â Share your thoughts and/or opinions, I would love to hear from you. If you are a mom bound and determined to return to school to earn your degree, check out our list of online schools here on classesandcareers.com.