I have some exciting news – I’m not quite 100% ready to share it with you juuuust yet, but the time will come. I’ll just leave you one little hint:
OK, now that we’ve got that sorted out. I have a problem. I am interested in earning an endorsement on my current teaching license (the reason why is part of my secret, as mentioned above), and in all honesty, the best program (the most reputable and the best fit for what I need) I can find is a full Masters (even though I already have an M.Ed. and certainly feel no need to earn another one). Unfortunately that’s where the problem comes in.
I. Can. Not. Take. The. GRE.
I just can’t. I can do reading and writing, no problem. It’s the math. Alex just forced me to find the sample math problems online and I seriously couldn’t even do the first one. I just don’t see why I need to know that a negative number with an even numbered exponent creates a positive number. How does that affect my daily life? Why do I need to know that to get a Master’s degree?
And, duh, I already have a Master’s, so doesn’t that prove that I can do Master’s level work? Isn’t it called the “Graduate Readiness Exam”? Obviously I’m ready. I already finished one graduate degree (magically without having to do any fancy math work).
Plus, I’m not a big fan of ETS in the first place. The whole thing is just a money-making racket. Why would I want to give them the satisfaction of not only taking my money but making my life a living hell for the months it will take me to prepare for the stupid exam that is? I’ve already taken the PSATs, SATs, and the Praxis Exams (by the way, I scored the top possible score on the math section of the Praxis, so I do know some math). Isn’t that enough?
Now I’m not saying I’m stupid. And I’m certainly not saying I can’t sit down and learn the stupid math for the stupid test. But, you know what? I’m an adult. I’ve survived this long without knowing it. I don’t want to know it. And I really don’t want to make the effort to learn it.
So, really, is this wrong? Am I a bad person for not wanting to better myself mathematically?