they aren't even considered an adult yet? We are still responsible for them up to that age no matter what they do. So what's the point? This will give them a better chance of finishing high school.
I actually had a teacher that told me to drop out when I was 16. He knew that the environment I was in wasn't conductive for me. I wasn't being challenged enough, the social system of the other students was problematic for me (to say the least), and I would've had a better chance at success if I had dropped out then, gotten my GED, and started at a technical college, which is what my teacher recommended. I stayed in school because my parents decreed it, but my grades suffered because I was so miserable. I had to repeat several grades. It wasn't a lack of mental ability on my part. By the time I finally dropped out and got my GED, my score that year was one of the highest in the state. I put off college because I felt like such a failure. I'm not saying that I regret my decisions, because it taught me a lot. But high school has become more about socializing that learning anymore and some kids just don't fit.
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The schools don't, it's the parents who allow it.
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