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What was your reason for dropping out of school?
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Posted 2/22/14 , edited 2/22/14
I never droped out but in collage I got Academicaly Dissmised because I was working 3 jobs and trying to shuffle collage and the whole living alone thing but I had to withdraw from classes which sucked now that my parents lend me a hand to live with them again I had to take that offer. I do plan on going back but I have to see if I can since I got Dismissed just 4 classes short of an AA.
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Posted 2/22/14

Skreig wrote:

I dropped out, damn, 10 years ago this month. (happy anniversary, me.)

The best way I can put it, was my school was designed to fail you. No matter how hard you worked, 8/10 you were doomed to fail. That's not some half-baked theory either, A student did a paper on it, and made local news even. They constantly switched students classes around needlessly, had a sadistic attendance policy (miss 10 days, you fail, even if they were excused absences), and given that the local of the school, something not unlike an inner-city, were generally detached from a large portion of the students. So there's that.

I worked hard in school, legit hard. I failed 9th the first year for 3 unexcused absences, and because I got a 50 in gym. I passed everything else, but didn't qualify for summer school. Apparently going to school in summer is a frigging privilege. So the following year, 9th grade MKII, I more or less got it caught in my head that I would fail anyway, so I just stopped giving a f-. That was also around the time I stopped playing 'model citizen' and started doing all those fun things teenagers do ~heh. I dropped out on my 16th birthday, and went to work 2 days later. I tell myself that I'll go get my GED, but I've been saying that for years, but someday maybe.

I hear that the Super Intendent was arrested a few years back for embezzling federal funds, and things have since changed a little, but the damage is done. How many poor saps got pushed out without getting a proper chance, I wonder.


Hey, what do you do now? That sucks about your school btw.
Posted 2/22/14

Mico171 wrote:Hey, what do you do now? That sucks about your school btw.


I'm Batman.

~hue. No, I work at a resort. For 8+ years now. The pay sucks, but it's a good gig.

Posted 2/22/14
There is something in me that knows that college isn't right for me. Tbh I hate talking about this. I get so many looks.
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Posted 2/23/14
i never dropped out. there were times when the repetition of going to school everyday was killing me, but managed to go through it. it was mostly because of my parents who didn't receive good education, and worked really hard for me to have it and i was interested in a scientific subjects from early on and knew it was necessary. there were times when i was bullied or lonely and plainly could not understand why everyone was so stupid, but that hard sht is over now mostly now that im in uni.

in england, although i will be in debt for the student loan, it doesn't come as a huge baggage to many people at all.

but as i said, my interest is specifically in engineering now, but i seriously doubt i would be able to work like i hope to.

but i still will not drop out unless my grades suck highly likely cuz i procrastinate at heavenly level, because i need to prove myself.

and all these guys who are saying they don't have interest in anything and play games all day, u don't sit there and find something you like out of nowhere, u need to go out and try things, actually u can even try things inside

i can understand the cases where the high school sucked though, cuz some high schools are seriously no joke, ran by a couple of jerks who forgot their youth.
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Posted 2/23/14 , edited 2/23/14
Because I'm lazy as f**k.
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27 / M / Waterloo, Ontario
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Posted 2/24/14
Let me think of a few legitimate reasons for dropping out of school.

First, you can claim that a former "education" contains too much indoctrination. Remember the old saying "I wouldn't let my SCHOOLING interfere with my EDUCATION" by Mark Twain. And that you will rather be educated by the Internet, library and other non-institutionalized ways. There is a HUGE difference between EDUCATION and SCHOOLING.

For the most part, SCHOOLING is indoctrination. Aside from basic reading, writing, math and social skills, there is very little EDUCATION schooling does. In fact, the main purpose of SCHOOLING is to make students into conformist workers, who are unable to think for themselves. The public schooling system was based after the Prussian model of "education". Essentially, the Prussian model of schooling was designed to turn citizens into conformist, dimwitted people who are just smart enough to do their assigned tasks but not smart enough to think critically and independently.

If you want to become truly educated, all you need is to be literate (i.e. know how to read and write) and have access to the Internet. A high school diploma is more than enough formal education in most cases. As for higher education, not wanting to be saddled with an enormous amount of debt is a perfectly legitimate reason for wanting to drop out of school. I would rather drop out of a 4 year college than waste a huge amount of time and money learning things that I can easily learn on the Internet for free. Like I already mentioned, you can learn pretty much everything that university teaches from the Internet. So that Internet access grants you far more education than going to a post-secondary institution.
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Posted 2/24/14
I didn't drop out, they stopped letting me go, they said it was because I didn't live with a legal guardian, but I think I know the real reason.
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Posted 3/9/14
Depression and Social Anxiety. I get a panic attack if I see someone I know. Going to school would ruin me completely. So I haven't left my house for a year now. (except for a couple of trips to a therapist) But that's ok, I got tons of time and anime to watch.
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Posted 3/9/14
The only reason I stay in school is because I know down the line that I, personally mind you, can't do better than a job at Walmart part time (theres nothing wrong with a job a Walmart) without a college education and degree. It just cannot support my lifestyle of constantly buying shit and it also can't support the family I wish to have in the future one day. So pretty much I stay in school so I can do all the stupid shit I want to do later in life.
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Posted 3/10/14
I wouldn't call school useless, but the education system (any education system in any country) has its flaws. People don't learn things the same way, and not all subjects of study are created equal. Certainly many of the things we learn in school may not be applicable in real life, but having graduated from college and on the verge of entering professional school, I truly believe most of the classes we've been through from high school and up are more of a test of your determination. They also beat some important skills into you, like time-management and learning to perfect all-nighter papers/projects because if you procrastinated all throughout your academic career, chances are, you'll procrastinate some when you're a working adult Higher education isn't for everyone because not all of us have the same goals. If you have ambitions for a better career (entrepreneur aside), then I would say that school is incredibly important.

Yes, many college classes are weed out classes but that is because they are designed to be that way. About 80% of my college friends who started out pre-med changed their majors because they couldn't get through all the science. These courses suck because you can't help but feel that they're a waste of time, and it's difficult to do well in them without putting in some real effort, but they're brick walls you have to climb over to prove your worth for professional school or careers that require a degree. It's definitely true that most jobs rely more on learning on the job, but a college degree (or even a high school diploma) is proof of your determination and your perseverance, not just your grades. And now that I'm entering the medical field, I can say with confidence that when you're dealing with careers where you will make a significant impact on other people's lives (healthcare, law/govt, engineering), you'd better have gone through all the schooling required, regardless of your opinions on education and society because otherwise, it'd be arrogant and selfish.
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Posted 3/10/14
I dropped out of school because of drugs. Now I'm back in school with a 4.0 GPA. I still do a little methamphetamine every now and then but still keep my priorities focused.
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23 / M / UK
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Posted 3/10/14
I never finished college. I now work as a supervisor at Costa Coffee.

One day maybe ill return, but for now, I wanna enjoy my young life before I'm buried with problems regarding money , love, friends, blabla blaaaaa.
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Posted 3/11/14
I did not yet drop in the school in fact i have a plan but still i am having doubt ,in Helsinki i am studying MBA course and it is really difficult course but i wanna finish it cause there is a good future waiting for me.Well it is good to see some reason why people are dropping out in school.
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Posted 3/12/14
High school was easy, the stuff I'm doing now is hard but I will stick through it till the end.
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