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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 1 month ago

If a student was in summer school 4 yrs. in a row, but graduated high school on time, is he entitled to stay home & do nothing for 6 months?

Let’s say his grades began to slip when he started his last year of junior high, which led him to summer school after 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.  Fortunately, he buckled down when he started his senior year, and graduated by the skin of his teeth.  During that year, his mom’s boyfriend pulled some strings to get him into a university where he’s a professor, which turned out to be a lie, as her boyfriend was a con artist trying to swindle her.  Therefore, he lied about his occupation.  So when her son graduated, he had nowhere to go “educationally,” which didn’t bother him, since school was obviously not for him.  Coincidentally, he got his first job exactly six months after he graduated.  Was all that time off well-deserved?  

FYI — Summer school was approximately a month and a half: from the weekday after Independence Day, to mid-late August.  1.5 multiplied by four summers is 6 months... the amount of time he had off after graduation, since his first day of work began.

Update:

“Stay home & do nothing” as in not working nor going to school.  But he still left the house to spend time with friends.

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  • 1 month ago

    Stupid question, no you cannot sit around, go to work, easy two points.

  • 1 month ago

    No, that's not how life works. Most of us work year round. No matter how hard we work, we don't get to stay home for 6 months. He'd better get used to that. 

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    1 month ago

    "Entitled" by whom?

    Of course not.

    To the contrary

    such a person should have already begun to "pull their own weight".

    I can understand not requiring that under the circumstances

    but the vacation is over now

    and now the person

    like any person of that age

    ought to be pulling their own weight.

    That person should get a job

    and should be paying room and board to their parents

    to cover the cost of their living

    previously free and casual.

    When high school is over

    one way or the other

    the person should be supporting themselves at least

    and ideally should be not only supporting themselves

    but also contributing to the betterment of the household.

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