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GED vs. High School Diploma Shay [Elvira's Mommy] 1 child; Rochester, New York 393 posts
9th Nov '09

I have my GED.
I got it in June 08 after finding out I was pregnant in May 08 ( I was almost 2months pregnant when I found out)
I had dropped out of school in March 08 before I was pregnant.
I was not living at home when I dropped out, My mom had kicked me out ( I deserved it).



does anyone who have gotten their GED regret it and wished they had stayed in school?



do you think having a GED is just as good as having a HSD?



do you think you're more likely to get a job having a HSD rather than a GED?



do you think it should be mandatory for kids under the age of 18 who drop out to get their GED?



just curious to see what everyone thinks :)

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
9th Nov '09

I dropped out for a year. I thought about just getting my GED but I toughed it out and went back to HS and got my diploma. I'm really glad I did. Getting my GED would have been a lot easier but I feel like I really earned my diploma

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
9th Nov '09

You can't join most military branches with a GED.

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
9th Nov '09

I know alot of universities won't take GEDs. I wouldn't be able to go to the school I'm got into for Jan.
It should be more widely encouraged.
With that said I'm happy I stayed in school and graduated 8 months preg, I'm proud of my HSD and will be just as proud when I walk across the university stage.

Mrs. Dick + 6 (30+) 6 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, IN, United States 8985 posts
9th Nov '09

I have my GED. I got pregnant my when I would have been a senior in HS, but I did drop out in 11th...I was a shithead! I was young, dumb, and have regrets, but there is nothing I can do about it now. I will just try my best to not let my kids fall into what I did!

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
9th Nov '09

I've heard that lots of jobs won't accept GEDs and require a HSD. Most military branches won't take a GED. I don't think a GED is as good as a HSD anymore, it used to be.

Shay [Elvira's Mommy] 1 child; Rochester, New York 393 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting 3 little monsters:
TLila 1 child; Maine 14285 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting Sandy&Londyn [OHT+EBFB]:
xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
9th Nov '09

I think it takes a certain type of person to be able to finish high school. I say that because I didnt finish. I wouldnt have finished even if I hadn't gotten pregnant. I am severely agoraphobic, I really dislike being around people and I have panic attacks when I get around people and unconfortable situations. My husband didnt finish high school, but that was more of his parents fault than his own. They left him in an apartment at the age of 17 to support himself. The same thing happened to my brother. They have GED's and both make over 30k a year. Thats not a WHOLE lot, but my mother in law makes that much as a school teacher and she went to college. It supports our family. My husband is a restaurant manager, and my brother manages a Valet business. Mind you, oklahoma has one of the crappiest pays for school teachers and they make a lot more in other states.

I dont have either. I would say that they are equal, I know a lot of really dumb people that graduated high school, and I know a lot of really dumb people that got their GEDs. The same goes for college. I know some pretty airheaded people that graduated college. You are in control of your own education, and what you do with that. There are a lot of self educated people out there.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting stayathomeprincess:
Shay [Elvira's Mommy] 1 child; Rochester, New York 393 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFB}:
3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting Shay [Elvira's Mommy]:
TLila 1 child; Maine 14285 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting Bitten and Smitten:
TLila 1 child; Maine 14285 posts
9th Nov '09
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFB}:
xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
9th Nov '09

I think its kind of crazy that the military wont accept people with a GED. Would they draft someone with a GED, but not take a volunteer with one?

I think its admirable to finish high school, but at the same time its kind of silly that jobs won't accept you based on a sheet of paper signed by a few officials. Its your test scores that matter.