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Dropping out (of school)
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29 / M / Peru (at last here)
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Posted 10/18/07
lol school is easy enough to drop out of it (at least in meh country it was so easy) i was so lazy at school and i still pass it
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Posted 10/18/07
yeah dont drop out. dropouts are labeled that for the rest of their lives.
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28 / F / Los Angeles, CA.
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Posted 10/18/07
In Cali, the majority drop out high school, in 10 grade. Funny, when they drop it, as soon as they are going to graduete.
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31 / F / Boston
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Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster here. I just wanted to toss in my two cents about this topic.

I'm 21 years old, going to community college full time and will be transfering to Uni under a joint admissions program.

I dropped out when I was 14 (sophomore year) and got my GED shortly after. At the time I was in a bad place, hanging out with the wrong crowd and what have you. I just couldn't handle it mentally. Lame reason or not, I don't regret it one bit. I'm a much better person now and I've grown quite a bit. High School, in my opinion, isn't absolutely necessary. It's different for people under certain circumstances though.

Basically what I'm trying to say is, I don't feel what some of you have said about drop-outs is fair. It's possible to go back to school (if you want to) and get a good job that you enjoy. It's also possible for people to drop-out, not step foot inside a classroom again, and make good money. My boyfriend is living proof of that. Dropped out at 16 and at 23 now, is making 45k a year as a credit analyst (with plenty of room to grow!).

Granted there are two sides of every coin.
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23 / M / California
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Posted 10/18/07
No matter what job you are trying to get, school is very important alright. You're there to have a good education, train your body in gym, and get a good job, and of course make friends! dropping out is the most stupidest thing u can ever do to yourself
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23 / M / California
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Posted 10/18/07

ClaymoreTeresa wrote:

parent keep saying how much they love us ... they should let us do what we like...if you want to be an artise why for learn maths.. science ...


I don't know. Some things you will not need to use in real life, but its important
to do good in it, so when u apply for a job...like artise, you have a good record oo

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What are your thoughts on dropping out? it's a bad idea
And those who do? some had a good reason to , others were idiots
Why do you think someone would want to drop out? various reasons
Have you ever wanted to drop out? no
Or have you done so already? NO
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Posted 10/18/07
don't drops out it's stupid. all you will do is rec your life and have to go back if you ever want to really make something of your self.
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Posted 10/18/07
actually it is not as bad as other say,, because,, if you dropped out,, students has there own reasons why they do such thing,, (unless they are just bored or something,,) definitely they are wrong,, -_- well i know education it the only way to have a better life in the future,, but if that student have her/his reasons,, i think its good,, why,, because at least they know what they want to do,, and they live their life in their own way,,
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Posted 10/18/07

Evadne wrote:

Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster here. I just wanted to toss in my two cents about this topic.

I'm 21 years old, going to community college full time and will be transfering to Uni under a joint admissions program.

I dropped out when I was 14 (sophomore year) and got my GED shortly after. At the time I was in a bad place, hanging out with the wrong crowd and what have you. I just couldn't handle it mentally. Lame reason or not, I don't regret it one bit. I'm a much better person now and I've grown quite a bit. High School, in my opinion, isn't absolutely necessary. It's different for people under certain circumstances though.

Basically what I'm trying to say is, I don't feel what some of you have said about drop-outs is fair. It's possible to go back to school (if you want to) and get a good job that you enjoy. It's also possible for people to drop-out, not step foot inside a classroom again, and make good money. My boyfriend is living proof of that. Dropped out at 16 and at 23 now, is making 45k a year as a credit analyst (with plenty of room to grow!).

Granted there are two sides of every coin.


I agree with you as well. I'm a High School drop out that has a business with 3 friends. I'm doing fine as an Advertising Manager, plus am growing our business together thank god. And IF I need to then I will go back to school. However for now I'm good as long as I'm doing something.
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29 / M / UK
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For me personally dropping out of school isn't too bad, yes, as far as most people is concerned education is the only way or route to a better life in the future, but if you think about it, not everyone is good academically, some are just really bad at it, they try their best and yet they still seem to be going no where, thats like me by the way LoL, its like sports, some try their best and yet don't get any better while some are just naturally talented, everyone is different, as long as you can find your path in life, it doesn't matter if you dropped out or not, life is different for everyone, thats just my opinion as a drop out who is trying to find his way in life
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hmm... i'm a drop out. sigh such regrets. i wished that i hadn't done it or i wouldn't be having such a hard time right now. why did i drop out? well because i was stupid... i don't mean intelligence. its more like the way i think? i was kinda screw up in the head back then. always kinda scared inside. heck even now i'm kinda scared... just wished that i could turn back the time. so kids. stay in school. you don't want to end up like me.
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abel89 wrote:

Just recently I learned, while reading my father's newspaper, that my state, North Carolina, had the highest drop out rate in the U.S., surprisingly enough this fact did not shock me at all, by then I had witnessed many of the students in my own school dropping out, as well as in my middle school, where 17 years old students were still left behind in the 7th grade, (no joke, this actually happens here)

What the hell? 17 years old and can't get out of 7th grade? are they super retards? From experience, you don't even need to do anything in HS to pass. I rarely showed up in my HS years and middle school years. With a bunch of retards in your school, it didn't surprised you at all because your whole city must be full of idiots and retards.

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But most of the drop outs from my high school, were not dumb or incapable of passing, in fact a surprising number of them were fairly intelligent, and others were even Honor society material, most would usually cite boredom or stress, as their reason for dropping out, others would do so to enter the work force and support their families, So my question is......

Of course they are not dumb, they are morons and retards. They are fairly intelligent you said? How come they are dropping out? Oh yeah, you can say they wanted to drop out because of boredom or stress and wanted to join the work force to support what ever the hell they want. You can still join the work force while in school. Have you ever heard of part time job or work under the table? If they are intelligent, they should be able to figure that out. As for working to support their families. "WOW" what a great parents they have. It's nice to think about supporting a family. Have they even for a secound thought about getting a good education and make big money? with low education and droping out of school like that. The company won't even take them in or a give good position. I bet they don't even know what the hell is a resume. Dumb parents produced dumb kids.

What are your thoughts on dropping out? dumb, idiots, retards.
And those who do?
Why do you think someone would want to drop out? dumb, idiots, retards.
Have you ever wanted to drop out? never, even school is boring, i stayed just to make my record look good. Even though for most of the time. I wasn't even there. I can still pass school with ease. I still make good money while in HS. My job was managing and planning for the company.
Or have you done so already?


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To tell you the truth, if I didn't need a high school dlipoma to get into the military, I would have dropped out before the first week of my freshman year was over, and used the time to fully prepare my mind and body for the marine corps, I haven't learned much from school, and most of the knowledge I am gifted with, I aquired outside of school through my own means, I'm basically there for that little peice of paper now


dumpiest post i haver ever read. Anyone with certain age can join the military. The only test you need to pass to get in is physical and a small kiddy grade test level.


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i don't think i'd ever want to drop out of school. as much of a pain i sometimes think it is, what with tests and all XP that doesn't mean i would want to get rid of my education. also, if i didn't go to school, i wouldn't have any friends. and i think if i didn't have friends, i'd go CRAZY

the test doesn't tell anything. In taking the test, there should be a review before you have the exam/test. However this is the teacher mistakes. With the review, i know what i need to know and what not. Just memorize what was in the review (10 mins of study is enough). As for friends, I have only 3 in my HS all of my years. Those 3 friends, they didn't like the school as much as me. However, we are not idiots like most people. We only attend school for three months. The rest we are going out and have fun. How are we able to take the test when it come up? we have classmate to keep us update on the schedule. As for the prizes for being the best in school. We let some one we know in school help us to pick it up. I won't get into details thought. It's too much, lol.
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31 / F / Boston
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Posted 10/19/07
Dropping out isn't the stupidest thing you could ever do to yourself. Life goes on! You CAN get into college with a GED, you CAN get a good job without a diploma or degree. It's amazing how much people generalize, really. If someone regrets it so much, they can do something about it. It is not the end of your life! Community Colleges accept people with GEDs. While I don't know about other states, Massachusetts has a joint admissions program with certain, if not all CC, where you can get discounted tuition and guaranteed acceptance to Uni as long as you keep a certain GPA. Wow. I mean really...

Sorry if I came across negatively. I just can't stand closed-minded and ignorant people.
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Posted 10/19/07
there was one guy i saw who looked so happy to drop out
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