Son in law refuses school at 17

Tamara - posted on 08/27/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Law suggest it is not a problem after 16

My son in law symptom of not going to school seems to be directives of his mother. She has tried many thing that shows un care for his well-being as long as she keep controlling my household using him since his father has custody of him. She understand his father is no tolerant of his behavior and not going to school. Therefore, is it true that at 17years not going to school could lead the parent in jail? Since the authorities cannot make him and we cannot make him go to school.

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Joyce - posted on 08/27/2013

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Of course it is! There are no future prospects for ppl w/o skills or training. Thirty or 40 years ago, ppl could apprentice at a trade, once they were done with high school, but this is the furthest thing from the truth today.
All trades now require State Board testing. And this requires minimums of specific classroom hours before testing can occur. State Board testing often come in two forms as well: written and practical (hands-on).
So, college isn't necessarily required anymore, but definitely, some kind of after-high school training is.
And then, no matter who you are, we all have to keep up with modern trends in whatever profession we have chosen to work in. So as we go along, we will need to accept that training beyond the State Boards will have to be done, as well, to keep current; otherwise, we become "past tense" in our chosen fields.
No one can take care of themselves on minimum wage forever.

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