My uncle said he could get me into a job that pays $50,000/year by next April, but I need 60 college credits, but I have 30. So im enrolled in school to get the rest.
But on reflecting, it made me see how useless high school really was. You don't learn anything. At least not anything that matters. Who cares who was the President in 1785 or who cares about some play Shakesphere wrote 300 years before you were even born? That type of stuff doesnt help the bottom line....MAKING YOURSELF A LIVING!!! I've never been to an interview where the basis of getting the job was telling the interviewer some random, useless fact like how fast the earth moves around the sun.
Eveb with this high school diploma I have, which isn't worth the paper its printed on, I (and many, many others) still have to beg, bow, and scrape for a $10 an hour job. And high school doesn't even teach you how to beg, bow, and scrape correctly so you can get that $10 an hour job.
In my opinion they should use elementary school thru middle school to teach you reading, writing, and arithmatic and maybe a few of those useless facts they think is so important. The kids, at that point, who may likely be college material, can be steered more towards academics. The kids that aren't college material can spend their high school years learning a skilled trade or two or learning how to be an entrepreneur, you know, stuff that can actually put money in your pocket.
Now, when you graduate, your high school diploma means you know how to do something, not that you memorized who was president in 1785 so you could pass a test in history class.