The Answer Sheet: Going back to school at 59

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2009

Going back to college at 59: You can't do it "on a shoestring"

By Kay Dawson. I went back to school at the age of 59--and I’ve learned a lot more than Spanish. Books are heavier. Combining a caffeinated soft drink and a two-hour class with a 59-year-old bladder is not a great idea. Professors are so young. But what seems to have changed the most from when I was last in school is that it is no longer possible to go to college on a shoestring.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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