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Thats beyond appalling. Graduating is easy, to not do so is a personal choice.

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Wow that is a pretty sad percentage
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 12:28 PM
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[quote author=1bad3 link=topic=49992.msg789060#msg789060 date=1151423260]
69%
Thats beyond appalling. Graduating is easy, to not do so is a personal choice.
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you said it yourself, its easy, to do so is a personall choice

personally i did not gradutate i got a GED now im going to school for a computer science degree and im going to be a software engineer....

whats so bad about not graduating?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 12:33 PM
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School is as much about meeting a challenge as it is learning. Of course reasons and factors vary as to why people don't graduate, but by far the largest percentage of non-graduators don't make it because they chose not to apply themselves...they chose not to care. Impatience and lack of discipline are the biggest causes, and having to get a GED later is the fix. Congrats, Tekno....a lot don't even bother to do that.
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Yes, but lets take into account the number of people who get GEDs...maybe 5% of the total population? that still leaves about 1 in 4 who never graduate from high school or get a GED. My friend who was bored in high school dropped out half way through his junior year, got his GED and went to Brigham young a year early (okay so I disagree with the whole religion thing, let alone the church of later day saints...but it was his thing, so whatever). 1560 SAT scores at the start of his junior year and a 4.0 average while he was in high school. Teknochild, you are a rarity...a lot of people who get GEDs are as GimmeA3s mentioned, pretty much a make do after dropping out later, not as a stepping stone to something else.

It isn't simply not graduating, it is not applying yourself to do something better then say working at a gas station till you retire at 65 and use the government to support you then. Most people who do not graduate never move on to anything 'worth while' if you want to call it that, you on the other hand are.
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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=49992.msg789338#msg789338 date=1151430627]
Yes, but lets take into account the number of people who get GEDs...maybe 5% of the total population? that still leaves about 1 in 4 who never graduate from high school or get a GED. My friend who was bored in high school dropped out half way through his junior year, got his GED and went to Brigham young a year early (okay so I disagree with the whole religion thing, let alone the church of later day saints...but it was his thing, so whatever).
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thats the same thing i did left junior year got my ged and went to community college for a bit, now im going to UCF in orlando in the fall

i left out the part where i left because they wanted to send me to A.L.C. for using lc4 to pull out the computer labs admin pasword.. but hey



i think you have to remember that yes while some just dont have the desire and drop out, a lot drop out because they have to get a job to support their family, or because they knocked some girl up and have to support their new family


but seriously i dont think its as big a deal as you think thats 30% non grads, i would say atleast 10% still go onto college, another 15% because they dont have a choice that might leave 5% because they "dont want to"
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Since only something like half the people in america ever go to college...I would say the number of high school drop outs who continue on to college or even get a GED is significantly smaller. I would guess (and it is simply a guess) that more high school graudates continue on to college then those who drop out and later get a GED. If that is the case that makes it less then half the people who drop out ever go to college (that 50% who go to college includes community colleges, not just 4 year universities).
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the school staff and administrators showed our senior class in an auditorium a few statistics trying to scare us. something like 80-90% of the kids who do poorly in high school wont do well or make it out of college. we were one of the worst senior classes ever and i guess they wanted to put us down. i thought it was so low and inappropriate.

i use that statistic and a lot of other things to motivate myself with my academics. i graduated high school with a 1.8 GPA. juuuust barely made it. didnt mean i was stupid which im not, just never tried in high school. first year in college, 3.4 GPA. and so on.

die York Community High School!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah my main concern in high school was graduating, whether it be barely or at the top of my class, lets just say, i did what i had to do, so i could graduate,and did..

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 04:40 PM
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yea. whether it was ditching the first half of a day to go to downtown Chicago and get blazed outa our asses on Lake Shore Drive or wake and bakin, i had my shit in check. high school was fun. no more fun like that though anymore. stinks.
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