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So I made some good progress with my Dad and need some help
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So I made some good progress with my Dad and need some help

Alright So Last Night I had a meet up with my dad and my step mom, who doesn't has a say in me signing out of high school, but actually ended up helping and was rather supportive of my idea of not necessarily dropping out, but unschooling and then eventually short term training or apprenticeship for the middle skill jobs, which are jobs that is less than the traditional 4 year college, Mike Rowe, the guy whos the host of dirty jobs had a interview with another guy about how that blue collar work is demonized in america as a place for those who fail to be on the "right" path of going to high school, going to college, and then going to be part of the workforce. I think it's, because the people in my school constantly push and push and push that I must get a high school degree to get the lowest form of jobs such as working at McDonald's, and that those who get a good job without traditional higher education are the .000001 according to my dad. But there is a flood of information contradicting my dad's words. Currently my dad doesn't trust my words for it, but he'll try to research these things. But he requested not to force me, kind of ironic how I'm being forced to go to school and being nailed on head forcefully that it's for my own good and for my own future huh? But nonetheless I think I did a fairly good job
I gave these documents to my dad when I met up with him
http://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/f...school.htm
http://jerseyhomeschool.net/?page_id=68
and I brought up some information on the GeorgeTown university study report on income based on credential attainment
http://jerseyhomeschool.net/?page_id=68

But I think I'm gonna need some kind of person or unschooler or something like that In order to talk with my dad, since he's skeptical and rather in disbelief of me. help or any additional information to add on that will help persuade him better?

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Wow. This is amazing and great. I'm sure we can find any number of people who can do the job! Let's talk.

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RE: So I made some good progress with my Dad and need some help

That's really good news. Yeah, we can find some unschoolers, and Lisa and I can talk to him if you want.

Peter Gray's survey of grown unschoolers is worth showing him. Also, maybe the documentary Class Dismissed.

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Yes Yes And Yes Lisa that is actually what I need for myself a person to step in and talk with my dad.

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