At What Age Can A Child Quit School In Florida?
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||Does anyone else feel so sick of school/homework that you just wanna quit?
I've noticed that in the past two years of highschool, I've become really sick and tired of school. I've started procrastinating, not really caring as much as I used to, and not trying to learn like I once did. It's gotten worse as time goes on, and now I barely do my homework anymore. I procrastinate and it just doesn't get done. I've been an A and B student all my life. Just the thought of doing homework and going to school makes me sick. I watch other people doing their homework in class and I think, "How can they stand to do that?" I know a lot of people don't like school and especially not homework, but this is a different kind of hate. It's like I'm sooooo tired and worn out I just feel like quitting altogether. I'm tired of not understanding things, of tests, of endless hours of homework, sitting in classes for hours when we don't do anything at all, stupid things we have to learn that we'll never use again in life, the years and years of school you have to go through. Help me!
I also find myself procrastinating, and am sick and tired of school and homework. Sick and tired of students who don't pay attention in class, think teachers only assign stupid things to learn, and whine and complain when a homework assignment is given. Going to school every morning sometimes makes me sick, too; and, I am a teacher!|
After spending 12 years in high school, four years earning my Bachelor's in Education, four years of attending summer school and night school to earn a Master's in Education, and teaching for over 20 years, I am still required to take courses each year to maintain my teaching certificate.
My oldest daughter earned a degree in Accounting, is a CPA, and is still required to keep up-to-date on Accounting procedures to maintain her CPA certification. My youngest daughter graduated last year with a Bachelor's in Education, and is teaching for the first time this year. Prior to her college graduation, she spent eight years in the U.S. Army, who also required her to take classes.
Education, no matter how unnecessary, trivial, and stupid you think it is right now, does impress the people who will be hiring you later. Don't give up.
Have you considered being "home schooled" to allow you to work at your own pace? Check with your State Department of Education to find out about home schooling. Your parent/parents/guardian, or even an adult friend may be able to provide this for you. Traditional schooling was not for my oldest granddaughter either. She chose to attend an Alternative school, graduated with honors, months ahead of those her age in a regular school setting, and is now in her fourth year of college. She is married, has two children under the age of three, and also provides a home for her sister, who will graduate this May with honors and plans to attend The University of Florida this fall.
Please don't give up on your education. Maybe your parents would let you take a year off, get a job, help with the bills, and rest; then, maybe you wouldn't be sooooo tired and worn out.
With the exception of Michigan, the mother must file before the child reaches the age of majority. This is age 18 in most states, but is 21 in some. The Adult child can file up to one year later. In Michigan, it can be filed up to age 23.|
The retroactive amount runs from 2 years to 18 years, depending on the state. Most are five years, Florida is two, a few are 18.
Added o this will be interest penalties for each year of 3-15% simple interest for most states, but some are compounded interest.
The amount will be based on a two year average income at the time of the filing, so if you are a burger flipper now, earning minimum wage, but in 18 years you own the place and earn $1 million a year, your child support for each retroactive year will be at least $180,000, plus interest. Thus, for this year in which you earned minimum wage, the set amount of child support on a retroactive order would be $180,000.
Is at the time of the filing you are married, with children, joint assets, a home, and college funds, all assets will be forfeit. I had a San Diego Navy commander lose everything. He had to move his wife and four boys from a large off base house into a two bedroom on base apartment.
He never knew he had a child, let alone a 14 year old daughter. The mother was a college girlfriend who suddenly quit school one day, moved home to her parents, never to talk to him again. She blocked him seeing the girl because the girl only knew her stepfather of ten years as a father figure.
So, how about a vasectomy?
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||can my wife join the air force? should she join the air force?
I am in the Army National Guards. We have three kids and she says she wants to join the Air Force. Will they let her join. I support what ever she wants to do.
Our children are 5y, 3y and 9m. I have a great civilian job working as a sub contractor for crane. we live in indiana.
How old are your children? And, who is going to take immediate custody of them if you deploy and she is at some other military base?
Are you aware that all services have a program that is named Dependent Care Responsibilities? That means that both of you will have to have immediate plans on file with your unit on who will appear immediately to take custody of your children should you both be on deployment of exercises or missions.
This is also difficult if you are in the Army and your wife is in the Air Force. Say you are both living in Florida. You are in the Florida National Guard; Army rules. She goes to Texas for basic training. The President calls up your Florida unit. Who is going to come over to your house within 5 minutes to take custody of your 3 children?
You get deployed to Afghanistan. Your wife finishes her training and gets assigned to a base in California. You are still deployed. She brings the children to California. She goes on alert, mission, exercise, or at worst, gets deployed for 6 months. Who is going to be there within 5 minutes to take charge of your children?
If an adult sister moves in with you then she can become the care provider without problem. Or maybe mother or grandmother has to move in with you.
Even if no one gets deployed yet, and your wife gets assigned to Texas and you are in the Florida Army National Guard, what are you going to do? Live 5 states away just so you can remain in the Guard? Or are you going to TRY to have your Guard duty transfered to the State of Texas?
Or, depending on which one of you makes more money, I would suggest that your wife remain on full active duty and you quit the National Guard. Move together as a family and you get a civilian job in the local community.
Benefits wise you are still covered under the Tricare health plan. You still have an I.D. card, even if it is a Dependent Card. And all the other military benefits are still with the family as your wife becomes the primary sponsor.
If one of your children is 18 years old and a legal adult then if that child remains in the household then he/she can assume child care responsibilities of your younger children.
Being in two different branches of the military poses an additional hardship in making your plan work out.
Today, people entering the military with dependents have to satisfy the Dependent Care Responsibilities Plan before they can be enlisted.
If you can live on her salary alone here is what I would do. I would guit the National Guard. Then, I would to to college during the day, full time, using student loans. Start with community college first as the courses are cheaper. Then, if Mom has to deploy, you can still attend classes while your kids are in school (I assume that they are all school age? If not, of course, the plan needs reworking). Thus, you will be home before they return from school. If an emergency call comes to your cell phone from school while you are in class you can get up and leave and drive to school to pick up your child.
That way, during your wife's first 4 years, you use them to enhance your own education level and your own ability to improve your future employment situation. In spite of our so called recession problems, there will always be jobs available in this country. It is just if people have the skills needed to do those jobs. The more education one has the greater chance that they can be flexible enough to take on a variety of jobs being offered at any given time in the future.
Don't make the plan too complicated that it can not be managed.
And, after you get your degree you might enter the Army on active duty. The Army has raised the age limit to 42 years of age. And, you don't know IF your wife would remain in the Air Force more than her first 4 years. Only about 30% of the first termers in the Air Force even reenlist, anyway. So, you both have to plan ahead for that 5th year from the time she enlists.
SMSgt, USAF (Ret.)