It is Never Too Late to Go Back to School

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It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to School Who Asked Us? New America Media, Commentary David Madrid, Sr. Posted: Sep 24, 2007 Editor’s Note: Some 10 years after he was lured away from high school by a full-time job, this writer heads back to get his diploma in order to get more than a dead-end job. David Madrid is an editor for Silicon Valley Debug, a project of New America Media. SAN JOSE – I just got home from my second job, but there is no time to kick back. I only have enough time to grab a bite to eat and kiss my wife and son goodbye, before I’m right back out that door. It’s Wednesday night so I have class at the Adult Ed and I don't want to be late. I dropped out of Independence High School mid-senior year back in 1996. Not because I was lazy or some juvenile delinquent – as the stereotypes might have you believe – but because of the pressure to work a full-time job. The truth is – I was discouraged early on in my high school career. I transferred from East San Jose to a school in North Monterey County my freshmen year. I remember sitting in an office surrounded by blue-eyed counselors with posters on the wall that said: “Dare to Dream” and other encouraging slogans. They were there to help me plan out my high school career, and ultimately my future. They asked me what is it that I
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course SOCS 100W at San Jose State University .

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