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Old 08-02-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't know what the best place is for a high school dropout but Atlanta is definitely probably one of the worst. The city is already packed with people with little skill or education that have moved here expecting to make it big. That is the reason there is such a huge homeless population here. You see them all over parts of downtown and other areas.

If you have a valuable skill and some experience in the right field however, you might make it in ATL despite being a high school dropout. Otherwise I wouldn't try.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Updates on this story?
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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Anything???
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart

i feel like modern society creates problems that dont need to be, the only thing that matters is being healthy and eating your next meal to stay alive

people complain about stupid stuff that doesent even matter

Now i could play it safe get a degree and some fake job or i can enjoy my life to the fullest and see things.

My question is do you have any advice on what place is the best for me to live.

Thanks

so is florida good i heard alot of people with no degree

Anyways im a real person who doesent worry about little things and dont care about money to much, people and places are what matters
Please go back to school and finish high school....or when you are older...I guarantee you will regret it.

I have lived in Florida about 20 years...I would NOT recommend , from hearing kids on the buses, getting an education here. I have heard students in 12th grade that had the vocabulary skills of a 10 year old in Pennsylvania...IMHO and from my life experiences. Your statement about society shows you have intelligence and think for yourself(and I think you are right about society); but you need math/writing skills etc. to remain competitive in the world...even if you are a genius....if you cannot articulate or write well...people have a tendency to take you less seriously.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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The above is a highly biased opinion... like EVERYWHERE, the quality of the education depends on the individual school. Every school district has good and bad schools and Florida is not an exception.

If I were in your shoes I would go for the GED and apply for some need-based scholarships (or merit-based if you're as smart as you claim you are) to attend a local community college in Florida.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I would think somewhere that if you were living in a low income apartment complex or rental property, it is not in a high crime neighborhood. I would pick parts of the country that have less crime, midsized cities, etc. if this were the case.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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The best place for a high school dropout is a GED testing site.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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The best place for a high school dropout is a GED testing site.
Agreed!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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hey guys i got good news

i got my ged a couple weeks ago

and i have been working full time saving money

i actually have been studying learning and playing the game of Texas hold em

im moving to thailand in a couple of months and gonna live there support my self by playing online poker

life is very good and im glad to still be alive and healthy

thanks for the reply's
i think i have matured over the last year and have settled down
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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High school
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