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Old 08-07-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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I know some people won't let their kids continue education after age 14. The reason told to me is because "they need to work and make money".

They are paid well, nice homes, VERY nice cars, and take most weekends off.

Why would a parent want to limit education for their kids? Control?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:42 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Are you saying they violate Kansas education law?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Are you saying they violate Kansas education law?
I am afraid that it may be happening. Usually they go to 16, but I know this daughter is 14 and he said she isn't going to school. Maybe he meant public school. It's possible that she will be home-schooled.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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school is a building... not an education

most likely home schooled, since legally parents can't withhold educating their kids
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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I know some people won't let their kids continue education after age 14. The reason told to me is because "they need to work and make money".

They are paid well, nice homes, VERY nice cars, and take most weekends off.

Why would a parent want to limit education for their kids? Control?
When you say "some people" do you mean one parent?

I don't know anyone at all who is successful in life who would want their kids to drop out of school and begin working at 14. Because that's a recipe for absolute failure.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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OP, how old you are you? Where do you live? I do know that this was a tradition in poor rural areas, at least until the 1950s-1960s in the US. Maybe it still is.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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It's generally a group, know'n as German Mennonites. There is more than one family that does this.
Probably home schooled, but after age 16 for sure they most likely aren't.

I'm in my mid 40's in western KS. I believe that it was 95 or 98% of this years graduating class went on to college or the military.


They are legal citizens and they are mostly all really great people. I just wish their kids could continue education so as not to be a farm hand or house cleaner. Work more with their brain than their backs.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Teenagers should be learning a trade as well as getting academic schooling. If it's being a farm hand, that's better than playing video games. On a working farm, the kids should be milking the cows every morning.
That said, the social aspect of school is especially important in small, isolated communities. If the kids are going to church or other community activities regularly, home schooling is preferable.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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It's generally a group, know'n as German Mennonites. There is more than one family that does this.
Probably home schooled, but after age 16 for sure they most likely aren't.

I'm in my mid 40's in western KS. I believe that it was 95 or 98% of this years graduating class went on to college or the military.


They are legal citizens and they are mostly all really great people. I just wish their kids could continue education so as not to be a farm hand or house cleaner. Work more with their brain than their backs.
Most states who have the population have an Amish/Mennonite exception carved out in their education laws for age of attendance.

The culture of both groups is weighted to agriculture and the trades so college isn't even in the conversation for them. Hell, they don't even have electricity in their houses (barns and outbuildings may be a different matter) let alone running water and other plumbing.

The Amish, all flavors to include Mennonites, are a closed society and the concerns of we English don't even register.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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The only people I know to do that are the Amish and Mennonites. The Mennonites drive big vans, nothing lavish. Amish don't have cars at all. Their homes are very modest, as is their entire lifestyle. Some go to public schools, but a lot do the one room school house thing because it's entirely controlled by the Amish community. They aren't becoming doctors, lawyers or engineers. A lot of the men help local farmers with farm work around here, they build, they farm, etc. There's also a lot of inbreeding going on, but I guess that can't be avoided.


They just do their own thing, the ones who don't want it leave. I know a few families who left the community.
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