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How many of you will allow this?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Allowing your 16 year old son or daughter drop out of high school, work, and get a GED?

I wouldn't I tell my kids to sucks it up and go.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:29 PM
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two4one
by Ruby Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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Never. If they can't manage to get their asses through HS, I've done something wrong.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM

I wouldn't encourage it.  I believe that education isn't just about passing a test or two and that while a GED can be helpful in some situations, it isn't the ideal.

There are some states where you can't even take the GED until you are 18, so there is no benefit to dropping out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:33 PM
This is what my 16 year old sil is doing!

Quoting Anonymous 2:

I wouldn't encourage it.  I believe that education isn't just about passing a test or two and that while a GED can be helpful in some situations, it isn't the ideal.

There are some states where you can't even take the GED until you are 18, so there is no benefit to dropping out.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:33 PM
Nope if she wants to graduate early that's one thing but no ged
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Never, my kids probably wouldn't anyway, they are to much of "go-getters" to want to drop out. Plus they are nothing like me, they are all great students (I barely graduated) and they want to excel at life.

pooh2you1985
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:33 PM
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I wouldn't let mine
owl0210
by Sapphire Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM
No f'ing way.
PartyOfGirls
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Meh, its legal here for kids to drop out at 16 so really there is not much I could do in that sense cause you can't physically force them and its not like the police or school could either.

Natural consequences would come to mind, no education no chance of real employment later on passed fast food and gas station work.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink!


Sassy762
by 200 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:35 PM
Absolutely NOT
Johnsmom5892
by Hope on Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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No I would not allow it
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