Experts: Half of foster kids quit high school

Oct 31, 2011 Full story: The Daily Gazette 29

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends.

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Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#1 Oct 31, 2011
Many foster kids are criminals.

We would never consider having a foster child.
There are too many horror stories.

If the kids don't get their way, they often fabricate criminal charges against the foster parents.

Often they allege they were beaten, tortured, or molested. The police will take a report and probably name the PARENT(S) as the SUSPECT(S).
The court costs are staggering just to clear your name.
And there may be times when the foster parent is convicted, even though he/she never did what he/she was accused of.

A molestation conviction most often will stay on your record until you die.
And you propably must register as a sex offender for life.
You can longer own any firearm.

It's just not worth it.

Happy Halloween
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Curtis Lowe

United States

#2 Oct 31, 2011
None of my kids finished High School. They got their GEDs as soon as the turned 17 and went straight into College. High School is pretty pointless these days.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#3 Nov 1, 2011
And Rethuglican Talibangelical fascists want to outlaw birth control, and will soon pass into law in 12th century Mississippi.

The poorest, most backward, hightes child poverty, highest infant mortality, most uneducated place in America.

And one of the most Republican.

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#6 Nov 1, 2011
Most kids now live in a one parent household; People know how to make kids but not how to grow them. They want to be their kid's best friend instead of being a parent.
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#7 Nov 1, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
None of my kids finished High School. They got their GEDs as soon as the turned 17 and went straight into College. High School is pretty pointless these days.
Pointless as compared to what exactly? How does a teen occupy their time more productively than finishing up their mandatory education? Granted, some of the classes are a waste of time, and the quality of the education sometimes seem unproductive, however the time spent in a school environment teaches children social skills, discipline and perhaps opens their minds up to new interests.

I hated high school. I admit that. But I did manage to learn things outside of the education system, like how people think and act, what motivates a person (whether teacher or student) to behave in a particular way, and ever once in a while I learned something of interest that I can pursue in later years. Yes, I "put in my time" and graduated and even though I didn't like it, I don't regret it either.

My son hated high school as well...lol But, he graduated and is now in college. All things in their own time. The act of attending high school, whether he liked it or not, taught him self-discipline and a "generic" education which gave him the basics for his own choices for this future.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#8 Nov 1, 2011
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Pointless as compared to what exactly? How does a teen occupy their time more productively than finishing up their mandatory education? Granted, some of the classes are a waste of time, and the quality of the education sometimes seem unproductive, however the time spent in a school environment teaches children social skills, discipline and perhaps opens their minds up to new interests.
I hated high school. I admit that. But I did manage to learn things outside of the education system, like how people think and act, what motivates a person (whether teacher or student) to behave in a particular way, and ever once in a while I learned something of interest that I can pursue in later years. Yes, I "put in my time" and graduated and even though I didn't like it, I don't regret it either.
My son hated high school as well...lol But, he graduated and is now in college. All things in their own time. The act of attending high school, whether he liked it or not, taught him self-discipline and a "generic" education which gave him the basics for his own choices for this future.
Sadly, Republicans are trying to privatize or "charterize" public education nationwide, so we can start paying for it out of pocket, while they continue to tax us for it, as they successfully did to television, phones, and much else in society.

And busting public teacher unions is part of their little problem as well.

Of course Curtis probably "homeskooled" his kids, which only does them a disserivice when they have to deal in a world that many can't cope in as a result of their insular education.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 1, 2011
This is just more malarkey so the GOP can justify their calls for us to give even more money to the rich.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#10 Nov 1, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
None of my kids finished High School. They got their GEDs as soon as the turned 17 and went straight into College. High School is pretty pointless these days.
High school, like most of college, is just a weeding-out process,
keep raising the bar so more kids will quit until you have the
ones who are psychologically and academically fit to move on
to success in the big world. That used to work pretty well years ago when kids who couldn't survive in school could drop out and still find employment that paid a decent wage. Those days are long gone.
Our present economy does not produce near enough of those jobs any more. A kid drops out of high school or college toady and ends up flipping burgers or mowing grass or something like that. No
family-wage job. It's a different world.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#11 Nov 1, 2011
Bachmann had 23 foster kids. She did not care after she got paid for them. Bachmann loves tax payer money in her pocket.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#12 Nov 1, 2011
Dances with Wolves wrote:
<quoted text>
Pointless as compared to what exactly? How does a teen occupy their time more productively than finishing up their mandatory education? Granted, some of the classes are a waste of time, and the quality of the education sometimes seem unproductive, however the time spent in a school environment teaches children social skills, discipline and perhaps opens their minds up to new interests.
I hated high school. I admit that. But I did manage to learn things outside of the education system, like how people think and act, what motivates a person (whether teacher or student) to behave in a particular way, and ever once in a while I learned something of interest that I can pursue in later years. Yes, I "put in my time" and graduated and even though I didn't like it, I don't regret it either.
My son hated high school as well...lol But, he graduated and is now in college. All things in their own time. The act of attending high school, whether he liked it or not, taught him self-discipline and a "generic" education which gave him the basics for his own choices for this future.
We got fed up after they made them watch that Al Gore movie three times. And that was here in Texas. Plus they never took President's Day off until Obama got elected. Now they do it every year? High School is just liberal bullshit brainwashing. Get your kids out as soon as you can!
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#13 Nov 1, 2011
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
High school, like most of college, is just a weeding-out process,
keep raising the bar so more kids will quit until you have the
ones who are psychologically and academically fit to move on
to success in the big world. That used to work pretty well years ago when kids who couldn't survive in school could drop out and still find employment that paid a decent wage. Those days are long gone.
Our present economy does not produce near enough of those jobs any more. A kid drops out of high school or college toady and ends up flipping burgers or mowing grass or something like that. No
family-wage job. It's a different world.
You must be thinking of Demoncrat kids. Republican kids are confident, self-motivated, and are hygenically superior. Republican kids do fine with or without High School diplomas.

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#14 Nov 1, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly, Republicans are trying to privatize or "charterize" public education nationwide, so we can start paying for it out of pocket, while they continue to tax us for it, as they successfully did to television, phones, and much else in society.
And busting public teacher unions is part of their little problem as well.
Of course Curtis probably "homeskooled" his kids, which only does them a disserivice when they have to deal in a world that many can't cope in as a result of their insular education.
Hey hairfarm.....The democRATS want to tax every hair on your head, which explains why you shaved yours. Yep, in your case they'll be counting 'em under your arms....and it'll take 'em a year if they stoop lower. Ewww.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#15 Nov 1, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly, Republicans are trying to privatize or "charterize" public education nationwide, so we can start paying for it out of pocket, while they continue to tax us for it, as they successfully did to television, phones, and much else in society.
And busting public teacher unions is part of their little problem as well.
Of course Curtis probably "homeskooled" his kids, which only does them a disserivice when they have to deal in a world that many can't cope in as a result of their insular education.
Actually, my children are military brats and were fortunate enough to attend DoD schools for most of their education. It was only after arriving in New Jersey in 2002 and then Texas in 2005 that we decided to give them the option to "GED out" and start college a year early. Two are on the Deans list at Texas A&M and the other is a Freshman struggling a bit at BU. My children have something that Demoncrat kids don't have...Love for America, confidence in themselves, and the ability to see a wall of bullshit coming at them from a mile away.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#16 Nov 2, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, my children are military brats and were fortunate enough to attend DoD schools for most of their education. It was only after arriving in New Jersey in 2002 and then Texas in 2005 that we decided to give them the option to "GED out" and start college a year early. Two are on the Deans list at Texas A&M and the other is a Freshman struggling a bit at BU. My children have something that Demoncrat kids don't have...Love for America, confidence in themselves, and the ability to see a wall of bullshit coming at them from a mile away.
You've indoctrinated them well, living in polluted, socially and politically backward Texas for the rest of their lives will be easier than having to compete in the real world.

Just be sure not to let them travel overseas or anywhere in America with liberal values, they'll become liberals very quickly.

LOL

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#17 Nov 2, 2011
I went to a rough school, my school was so rough, the school newspaper had an obituary section.

And I once made all F's cept for one D, and maw got mad because I was spending too much time on 1 subject.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#18 Nov 2, 2011
I'd be willing to bet the dropout rate is not much better for kids from single parent households - particularly those in urban environments.

I grew up in the housing projects and many of the kids from single parent households I went to elementary school with were long gone by the time I reached high school.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#19 Nov 2, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be thinking of Demoncrat kids. Republican kids are confident, self-motivated, and are hygenically superior. Republican kids do fine with or without High School diplomas.
rethug kids are the wimps that get their azz kicked on the playground and go whining to the teacher!
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#20 Nov 2, 2011
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
<quoted text>
rethug kids are the wimps that get their azz kicked on the playground and go whining to the teacher!
That's one way of looking at it. The other way to look at it is that they go to the authority figure in the belief that justice will be served instead of behaving like a savage animal and taking matters into their own hands.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Nov 2, 2011
inbred Genius wrote:
I went to a rough school, my school was so rough, the school newspaper had an obituary section.
And I once made all F's cept for one D, and maw got mad because I was spending too much time on 1 subject.
LMAO! This was great!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#22 Nov 2, 2011
Tony wrote:
Bachmann had 23 foster kids. She did not care after she got paid for them. Bachmann loves tax payer money in her pocket.
Why yes she did! The rest is made up in your wet dreams clown!!
Where do you idiots dream this garbage up?? The men's Room at the local pub???

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