THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.
Q: Dad, now that freshman year is ending, what about summer school?
A: First, you need to make sure you have a job that pays you money. Second, summer school is a great idea, and you can take a class or two at the local community college. A lot of people like to take a course they are worried about or that might give them trouble. The atmosphere is usually more relaxed and you have fewer distractions, so it's a great way to get ahead on your hours and get a tough course out of the way.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...