I’m working on some writing about my experience of dealing with some serious barriers to a quality education earlier in my life (I’m finally catching up with the 18 year old students I’m in school with now), and I’m curious about other people’s experience with trying to get a good education despite unusual conflicts that get in the way.
Did you have experiences growing up that prevented you from success in school? Have financial, geographical, or social barriers prevented you from getting a secondary, post-secondary, or graduate education? Do you wish something had been different that could have allowed you to be more academically successful? Are there still barriers to education in your life, or have you found ways to get the education you want?