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[–] Seizuresrock 2 points 32 points (+34|-2) ago 

Yes.

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[–] Daspoots [S] 3 points 1 point (+4|-3) ago 

Please elaborate on why?

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[–] leonvmetcalf 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

It's already tough to get a job with a college degree. Not finishing high school only makes matters worse.

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[–] AlexandraReese 1 point 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Well I guess the answer depends on where in the world you are. I'm from the U.S and I felt High School was important. Not only for learning textbook based information, but also life skills. I learned so much about how people are different from me, have different ideas, and how they can sometimes be shitty. More than likely, while you're in High School you think it doesn't matter, but in the end it can shape who you are the rest of your life.

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[–] Daspoots [S] 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

U.S. here.

I don't really think it's important. I'm not learning anything it's just regurgitation. I go to a ghetto charter school so we have to go to school during the summer as well. I plan on using CLEP tests to obtain college credits. I'm joining the military, and if I obtain 15 credits, I can ship to boot camp.

The people I go to school with are really freakin bad. Gangbangers, wannabe trap lords with shit to prove, and a fair amount of people who think they are MLK. I am also white to put it in the mix.

I can learn those life skills elsewhere and have to an extent so I feel as if I am wasting my time

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[–] luxury 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Doesn't matter if you think school sucks, everyone goes through that.
Just finish high school and then go to military. It's only 4 years out of >80 years in your expected life and you only get one chance at this.

Gangbangers? Swaggers? Traplords? Who cares. Everyone has those annoying bad kids. Do you know where you're going to be when you drop out of high school? Probably in the same position as those kids.

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[–] OJs_Lawyer 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

If you can't stick it out through what you consider to be tedious highschool bullshit then every other aspect of your life is going to be near impossible for you. I was waiting for highschool to end for most of grade 11 and 12, and thought there was no way it could be any more boring and tedious. Then I got to college, and all I can say is enjoy a highschool work load while it lasts. Working a 9-5 is even more tedious and mind-numbingly boring. I can't imagine the military is a whole lot better. In short: no, it's not 100% necessary in terms of what you learn, but straight up, if you're not able to/willing to put up with something as basic as highschool the rest of life is going to hit you like a freight train.

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[–] CyclopticTentacleCat 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

You may not think it is important but there are people with multiple degrees who can't find work...do you think someone will seriously think not even having a high school education is okay? The fact that you even asked this should tell you to stay in school. Things don't always work out how you think they will and do you want to be 10 years down the road with no money and no education?

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_C_CUPS_ 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Yes. Do not do what I did. Go to high school and get your grade 12.

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[–] Daspoots [S] 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

Did you leave? How do you know about me? How did your life turn out?

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_C_CUPS_ 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Well I am only 20 but I dropped out during grade 11. It is really hard to get a job. I am on welfare for the time being. Life sucks. Your grade 12 will help.

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[–] mastranios 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I graduated high school but cannot remember a single thing regarding the learning I did there. I don't use anything that I learned in high school today in my career (IT). Not saying that it would be beneficial for everyone but I felt that many subjects were pointless (chemistry, advanced math) in relation to my career. I entered the professional workforce directly out of highschool and am now 25 making close to six figures.

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Well you are able to write a solid paragraph. So high school did help you.

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[–] mastranios ago 

I'm pretty sure I was able to write fully fledged paragraphs way before high school. Plus technical writing in college helped a bit with that =D.

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[–] KoKansei ago 

What makes you think high school is responsible for his ability to write coherently?

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[–] Daspoots [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Yeah, the work isn't even hard. The social interaction is meaningless, (I'm the one white kid at a black school and yes I have experienced racism)

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[–] mastranios ago 

I was one of 13 white people in my graduating class. something along the lines of 75% hispanic, so I know where you are coming from. I definitely experienced racism as well.

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[–] Gaterbate 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Finish high school, it sucks at the time but it helps in the long run

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[–] Andman17 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Institutions don't give two shits about your success. Success is a highly subjective thing anyways. Anyone who's in it for the money is A: an idiot because college doesn't make you money in the long run. and B: full of it for basing their life around stuff. That's why it's dumbed down. If it ever was about learning, it's not anymore. It's total BS if you ask me. Unless you want to become a lawyer or a Dr. or something, just don't go.

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[–] bassman1805 ago 

The "college for everybody" mentality is bad, but college as a whole is not. People just need to realize whether they're actually college material, and whether their degree is actually useful.

Smart kid, straight A student, but no work ethic? Not a great idea, unless you can get your shit together and study once shit gets difficult.

Want to major in Film Studies? It's great that you value the art of film, but if you don't have AMAZING connections in the industry, you're wasting your money. (And, if you have sufficient connections, you might not need the degree anyways)

Want to study history*? It's way more legit that film studies! Yeah, but the only job you'll ever get in your field of study is as a professor. So you'll have to go to school until you're almost 30 to get your Ph.D., and then realize how few openings there are for history professors. Then you have to hope you get a position at an institution where you can do meaningful research.

*This can be replaced with SO MANY majors. Very important to humanity, but totally over-saturated due to the "college for everybody" mentality that's so widespread.

Hard worker, learn from mistakes, intent to study engineering** at a school where you can make connections within the industry? Go for it.

**DAE STEM? I chose engineering because it's a market where you'll (usually) make enough money for college to be an actual investment, the job market is growing as fast/faster than people are graduating, and requires a specialized degree to enter. There's a couple other fields like this, I'm sure, I just don't know them.

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[–] Entomo 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yes. For the social skills and to keep you out of the hands of people who would like to corrupt you. Many teenagers are very influence-able. Keeping them in a stable environment while they maneuver this time of life is critical. That doesn't have to be high school, however very few people these days have access to the kinds of master/apprentice situations that were common throughout most of civilization.

Also, if you want a decent job, it's essential. Graduating high school shows society you are able to adequately master a wide range of subjects and do the work necessary to meet goals set for you by an authority figure. With many college students and other adults willing to take low paying jobs due to the crappy recovery since 2008, someone without a high school degree has little chance of getting a job over another applicant without some other noticeable achievement (e.g., IT certifications, formal training in a trade).

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[–] cluckwerk 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As somebody who was asking the same damn thing every day just two years ago, PLEASE LISTEN TO ME, do your best, put your head down and get your work done. When its done its done and life is better afterward if you did well.

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[–] Daspoots [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

I have the option to go to Boot Camp early, so I have somewhere to go and an income, as well as I'm getting 15 credits through CLEP to do this.

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[–] cluckwerk 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT!

But what branch man, thank you for your service

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