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nothing like

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Not sure I totally agree with this. Certainly don't agree with the GED program for those who can't do the regular school because they want to sleep late or just can't hack the discipline.
Mee

Tulsa, OK

#2 Feb 20, 2013
I certainly don't agree with arrogant, judgmental, outspoken, people who have no understanding of each individual's particular circumstances. While there are, of course, those that choose to take their GED for the reasons stated, there are just as many if not more in my type of position. I HAD NO CHOICE other than to go to work at age 15 to survive. I refuse to go any deeper into that situation other than that because, frankly, it is none of your business. I hung in there until I was 17, but my grades were slipping. Full time work, family turmoil, and other things that no child should have to endure took me from an honor student until barely hanging on. Long story short, I quit school, got my GED, and graduated with honors a couple of months before my class. I agree that in the perfect fantasy world that you have created there should be no need for these programs. This, however, is the real world, and this program gave me the opportunity to receive the diploma that I otherwise could not have gotten because LIFE HAPPENED...and that's ok. I am so blessed to have gotten this opportunity. I earned my diploma 100%. Get off your high horse, take the blinders off your head, and quit judging and assuming. If you don't know what assuming does have someone break it down.
Greentractor

United States

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Mee wrote:
I certainly don't agree with arrogant, judgmental, outspoken, people who have no understanding of each individual's particular circumstances. While there are, of course, those that choose to take their GED for the reasons stated, there are just as many if not more in my type of position. I HAD NO CHOICE other than to go to work at age 15 to survive. I refuse to go any deeper into that situation other than that because, frankly, it is none of your business. I hung in there until I was 17, but my grades were slipping. Full time work, family turmoil, and other things that no child should have to endure took me from an honor student until barely hanging on. Long story short, I quit school, got my GED, and graduated with honors a couple of months before my class. I agree that in the perfect fantasy world that you have created there should be no need for these programs. This, however, is the real world, and this program gave me the opportunity to receive the diploma that I otherwise could not have gotten because LIFE HAPPENED...and that's ok. I am so blessed to have gotten this opportunity. I earned my diploma 100%. Get off your high horse, take the blinders off your head, and quit judging and assuming. If you don't know what assuming does have someone break it down.
Congratulations on your achievements. I too, had similar circumstances while growing up. There are a few out in the world that either think everyone but themselves are.lazy losers, or everyone has had a great life with no obligations during their childhoods. I think the GED is great. I got mine, currently have two degrees and I'm working toward my third.
Mee

Tulsa, OK

#4 Feb 20, 2013
Greentractor wrote:
<quoted text> Congratulations on your achievements. I too, had similar circumstances while growing up. There are a few out in the world that either think everyone but themselves are.lazy losers, or everyone has had a great life with no obligations during their childhoods. I think the GED is great. I got mine, currently have two degrees and I'm working toward my third.
Thank you very much, but I feel blessed to say that my greatest accomplishments are my children. I vehemently instilled in them the importance of education and how they should feel privileged to have the opportunities they have. I have one that will be graduating with a 3.8 in a few months, an honor roll middle schooler who is a member of BETA club, and a fifth grader who is currently involved in four academic programs. In part, I believe, I owe these accomplishments to my past; all because I'm lazy GED trash. Truth be told, everything happens for a reason and I wouldn't change one thing. If things had come easily to me in my past, including my education, I may have taken it for granted like so many and in turn not been so adamant with my children. It's always the people who work and sacrifice for what they have who appreciate it...including education. I'm sure you know what that feels like. Congrats on your degrees, that's awesome!!
true colors

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Feb 20, 2013
farting rainbows on here ain't we?
Greentractor

United States

#6 Feb 20, 2013
Mee wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you very much, but I feel blessed to say that my greatest accomplishments are my children. I vehemently instilled in them the importance of education and how they should feel privileged to have the opportunities they have. I have one that will be graduating with a 3.8 in a few months, an honor roll middle schooler who is a member of BETA club, and a fifth grader who is currently involved in four academic programs. In part, I believe, I owe these accomplishments to my past; all because I'm lazy GED trash. Truth be told, everything happens for a reason and I wouldn't change one thing. If things had come easily to me in my past, including my education, I may have taken it for granted like so many and in turn not been so adamant with my children. It's always the people who work and sacrifice for what they have who appreciate it...including education. I'm sure you know what that feels like. Congrats on your degrees, that's awesome!!
Many thanks. No doubt the insults will start raining down upon us. Some cannot stand for those of us who have done something with our lives the best way we could congratulating or supporting each other with kind words. All you have to do is read some of these other threads. Best wishes to you and your family!
Mo-Ron

United States

#7 Feb 21, 2013
nothing like wrote:
Not sure I totally agree with this. Certainly don't agree with the GED program for those who can't do the regular school because they want to sleep late or just can't hack the discipline.
Are you kidding me? Are you truly saying if someone makes a mistake as a teenager and quits school that they should just be written off completely? No chance for college? No chance for gainful employment? What about their kids, how will they support them? Welfare? That would just give a snot like you something else to complian about. People make mistakes, but I'm sure you're well water as you've probably made youre fair share and would argue the same if someone called you out for them. Hypocrite. You may have earned a diploma, but honey, it sure did nothing for your common sense. Think about the second chances you've been given, then run your mouth.
Mo-Ron

United States

#8 Feb 21, 2013
*well aware*

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