A family in the church I grew up in did that. 5 kids, when the oldest hit high school they pulled all 5 out of school (private/Christian though, not public) and everything went down hill. The youngest kid is now 17 and none of them ever technically finished. They literally did nothing - not even unschooling, but not schooling at all. One other family (the family that adopted my first-born) mostly homeschooled, tried a year of public school here & there, the oldest child graduated homeschooling (GED) and is now through college (yay!). The second never finished school - when she took CNA classes mom decided she could hold off on regular school and they never picked it back up again. She's now a couple weeks from 19, 8 months pregnant, shacked up with a guy (not baby's daddy) with 3 kids, and working 20 hours a week as a CNA. The youngest 2 homeschooled til 3rd grade and now my DD is flourishing in public school, bro is failing.
at 8:54 PM on Mar. 28, 2010