Should this be legal? Should they receive special pardons, allowing their children to quit school before the age of 16?
If they follow the traditional Amish lifestyle, there may be no need for higher education, but the fact is, some opt to leave the church. Where does that leave them?
I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this. I'm kind of indifferent, I guess.
That's interesting, I was watching a little of a documentary last night that focused on some boys who left the group. Luckily there are other former Amish men that take the boys in for a short time while they work on getting their G.E.D. It's a struggle because many of them have very poor math and reading skills.
I admire the Amish but their lifestyle is becoming more difficult and I think children need a good education so they can decide what they want to do when they are adults. The problem is you need qualified teachers, I don't think the Amish are equipped to open their own schools, but I think the children would have a hard time in public schools.
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Answer by mybella81 at 12:32 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
When the amish leave school it is not to veg on the couch or because mommy was to busy to care. They are actually doing hard work and learning more in that work than most learn at school. So yes by all means let them. If it came to it I am sure most of them could pass test outs mandated for homeschoolers.
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