February 5, 2017 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #1214877
YY, is there any reason a New Yorker couldn’t take the GED in another state?February 5, 2017 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1214878baisyaakovliberalParticipant
yehudayona: Of course you need to put in effort, but the TASC would be much simpler than getting a diploma from a bais yaakov. In fact, I know someone that doesn’t have a strong background in English and took the TASC without much preparation. She passed three sections and almost passed two. She is smart, but went to chassidish schools and didn’t really learn English there.
Anyway, I think OP mentioned she is from Lakewood.February 5, 2017 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #1214879
Johnny, what will you do when your older and in the real world? You wont always get what you want.February 5, 2017 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #1214881
Does a high school diploma change a stupid person into a non-stupid person?February 5, 2017 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1214882
“Johnny, what will you do when your older and in the real world? You wont always get what you want.”
She’s in the real world right now, and she’s not getting what she wants at all.
Im Yirtzeh Hashem, as you get older, JA, you WILL have more opportunities to get what you want AND need.
It’s an unfortunate reality of life that teenagers are pretty stuck and don’t have too many options, but the older you get, the more opportunities you will have, b’ezras Hashem. Just try to make it through the high school years. Life does get better.February 5, 2017 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1214883yehudayonaParticipant
BYL, that depends on the student and on the BY. For instance, someone who has major league test anxiety would probably find it easier to get through high school than to pass a high-stakes test. Some BYs overlook not-so-great academics in order to graduate students.February 5, 2017 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #1214884
Teens do not appreciate high school until its too late.February 6, 2017 3:09 am at 3:09 am #1214885jhonny appleseedParticipant
rebshiddudch- that’s not true! iv’e spoken to a lot of people about high school and they all said that they would never go back if you paid them a million dollars!!!
I guess it is different for everyone. maybe the most popular, coolest, tallest skinniest, prettiest……. girl in school liked it but most regular people i know HATE high school. most girls do hate school but they won’t admit it because they don’t want people to think they are weird but then again most girls were not dropped by their most trusted friends 5 times in a row. NO ONE has the right to say that it can’t be so bad, or just stick it out, or you have no right to watever……
because no one is in my situation!February 6, 2017 3:27 am at 3:27 am #1214886
JA +1000February 6, 2017 3:59 am at 3:59 am #1214887
Jhonny, a lot does not mean everyone. The GEDers, including myself, say they regret leaving high school early even if they spent a nice good few years during high school in college. Those years are years you spend all to your self and have friends with you. There the best years of your life, do not ruin them.February 6, 2017 4:29 am at 4:29 am #1214888hujuParticipant
Re Joseph’s question about high school diplomas: You make a good point, but a high school diploma is a step toward not-stupid.February 6, 2017 9:35 am at 9:35 am #1214889
Huju – we are talking about someone who might not be able to get a high school diploma, so there is no reason to make her feel bad about it (if that’s the case). I also don’t think there is any connection between stupidity and getting/not getting a high school diploma.February 6, 2017 9:44 am at 9:44 am #1214890
JA – + 1 Quintillion! I am very glad I am no longer in high school, and I wish I had never had to go in the first place.
My high school class had a reunion for a significant # of years since graduation. They were supposed to have another one the next time there was a significant number, but they didn’t in the end. I asked someone what happened, and she said that they realized that it was too difficult for a lot of the girls to have to relive their high school experiences.
High school is torture. These are the worst years of your life. Life gets better after this – that’s a promise. Right now, you just have to get through it. You don’t have to feel like it’s easy or wonderful – it’s not.
Just keep reminding yourself that you are the biggest hero for getting up and going to school each day. You are accomplishing something much harder than what almost anyone in the world does each day.
A friend of mine told my daughter’s teenager that she thinks that high-school kids are the biggest hero. They have a much harder task than anyone else! No one in their right minds would willingly choose to put themselves in such a situation.
When you are an adult, you can choose the field you want to go into and you can choose your job. When you are a teenager you have no choice and you get stuck with a job that no one else would choose.
I am totally in awe of you that you keep pushing forward and going to school no matter how hard it is for you!!! You are a true hero!!! Don’t listen to the posters here who are knocking you – you are faced with a challenge that is probably much greater than anything they are faced with, and you are doing a great job!
Kol hakavod!!!!!!February 6, 2017 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1214891zahavasdadParticipant
I hated High School, but I dont regret getting the Diploma, In the end it didnt matter because I got a College Diploma and I dont regret on minute getting it.
I went to a co-ed MO school and we had a reunion and frankly there was bitterness among many who were not part of the “in crowd”. The reunion went off alot better than you would have though. People do grow upFebruary 6, 2017 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1214896
Lilmod, other posts I read that you wrote you said you were an older single, so how do you have kids? You said “my daughters teen”?February 6, 2017 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1214897
High school are the best years of a persons live, live it and love it.February 7, 2017 12:14 am at 12:14 am #1214898CTLAWYERParticipant
NOT speaking for Lilmod, BUT as a family law attorney:
Divorced and widowed adults are considered single, many of them have children and/or grandchildrenFebruary 7, 2017 12:47 am at 12:47 am #1214899
rebshidduch, Guessing LU meant her friend’s daughter’s teenager.February 7, 2017 5:05 am at 5:05 am #1214900violetvisionParticipant
JA- what type of education do you want? i know of a high school girl who was certified and teaching gymnastics in 10th grade… is there a vocation that interests you? gaining skills in the area that interest you will serve you well now and will help you feel better about yourself… AND will help you get ahead. A GED is a no brainer it seems. my husband completed high school and never passed enough classes to receive his diploma. i married him without asking for a copy of his diploma! and he got his GED after we were married 4 years. he was and is a great enough guy that it wasn’t even a topic that came up. someone can be knowledgeable and smart without doing well academically. academics is only one type of smart. there are others! rabbi rietti has a website with some videos (I don’t know if they are still there) in which he discusses the 7 or 9 smarts of a person… come to think of it, Rabbi Rietti might be a good person to consult with. He is all into Al Pi Darco/Jewish Montessori and has great things to say as far as chinuch (and other topics as well). Also, Rabbi Wallerstein…? If you want to talk to someone in the know, perhaps these people would give you some of their time and knowledge to assist you in getting ahead. these are just thoughts, but just know- You are not alone! Getting through school can be tough and a GED can always be obtained later in the game. You can think about it later when life settles down a bit… All of this upheaval is not easy and you are going to come out the other side intact! You care enough to reach out for help and there are many people (at least it seems in the coffeeroom here) who care and who are cheering you on!February 7, 2017 9:44 am at 9:44 am #1214901
lol – had to go back and reread my post to figure out what everyone was talking about.
I meant to write: “my friend’s teenage daughter”.
Aside from the fact that I don’t have any kids, I am not really old enough to have a teenage grandaughter! (at least not as an American. I suppose if I were from Taiman or Ethiopia, it might be possible).
Anyhow, it’s nice to know that there are actually people who read my long posts! I’ve always wondered about that.February 7, 2017 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #1214902
You have your first child at 18, she has a child when 18, you’re a grandparent at 36 and your grandchild is a teenager when you’re 49.February 7, 2017 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #1214903
I’m not that old….February 7, 2017 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #1214904
Yes LU and it’s really helpful that you put spaces between paragraphs. Makes it easier to read 🙂February 7, 2017 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #1214905
Technically that likely means married at 17. Maybe engaged at 16. Both mother and daughter. Assuming pregnancy comes within first months. Some people do that.February 7, 2017 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #1214906
“Yes LU and it’s really helpful that you put spaces between paragraphs. Makes it easier to read :)”
I know. That’s why I have been making a point of making lots of spaces whenever possible. I know how annoying long paragraphs are. Occasionally, it can’t be helped because the meaning will be lost.
Thanks for noticing, LB 🙂 It’s nice to know that my efforts did not go unnoticed.
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