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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:57 AM
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QUICK!!!! HELP!!!!! name some famous people who have GEDs
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:57 AM
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1. me :D
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:58 AM
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2. I'm honored to know you.....
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:01 AM
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6. Me too :)
How much famouser can you get than us?
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:09 AM
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10. Me Three!
"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille."

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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:27 AM
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thats what im sayin'!
:D
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:24 AM
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18. me too
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 08:26 AM by Mr_Spock
:D

...'course went on to get a college degree...
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MildyRules Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:00 AM
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3. Only a GED?
or say a GED and THEN a college degree?

If the former, no one I can think of right away.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:00 AM
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4. this should do it
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ropi Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:01 AM
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5. here you go
Famous GED graduates include: New Jersey Governor Jim Florio, Delaware State Senator Ruth Ann Minner, United States Senator of Colorado, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, the editor of Parade magazine, Walter Anderson, Bill Cosby, Waylon Jennings, Mary Lou Retton, Kelly McGillis, Wally Famous Amos
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MildyRules Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:04 AM
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8. But notice,
most, if not all of those, later got college degrees.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:09 AM
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11. Yup, and that's my point I have several kids who just want to drop out...
I'm telling them not to do that...... If High school's not working for them..... our school system has a night GED program.....
And they can still go to college.
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MildyRules Donating Member (739 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:24 AM
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17. Good for you!
Let them know there ARE options!
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:33 AM
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22. Curious
I'm not really sure how it works, so I'll ask. Can a kid drop out of high school and obtain their GED sooner than they would have if they had graduated traditionally? Do they just take a test, or are they required to attend x amount of classes?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:25 AM
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25. My son and I had that precise conversation!!!!
He was proposed dropping out so that he could acquire his GED and start college years earlier!!! He could easily earn a GED (very bright guy) and could by-pass the bore of high school. He was the one who proposed such a possibility to me. I'd never thought of it, myself.

However, he is enjoying the social activities of high school too much to go the alternative GED route. *LOL*
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:25 AM
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28. At our GED program the kids can go to prom, games, ring dances....
even walk across the stage at graduation
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:23 AM
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27. We have a program in which they can earn their GED as quickly....
as they can get a high enough score on the pretest..... then they take the test..... if they pass. Then they can go apply to community college..... then transfer to a four year university..... or some kind of trade school.
One of the kids from last year's crop who went to beauty school. She and her mom have opened a salon...... pretty cool.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:01 AM
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23. the GED doesn't accomplish much of anything, depending on what they
wish to do to earn a living. Even without a GED you can still take classes in community colleges; having a basic diploma without college doesn't do you a lick of good. You can even audit classes at some universities without a HS diploma if the urge to learn is that strong.

Most critical is what the kids are intending to do to earn a living. If they're entreprenuerial and can manage on their own, running their own businesses, they'll be fine as was I.

What's important is that they self-educate, and have the tools to do so.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:28 AM
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29. Right on liberalitch
I had a friend who did his dissertation on gifted and talented kids. In his research he found that 2/3 of the kids who dropped out in the California school system had scored high enough on standardized tests they'd taken in 1st grade to place them in gifted programs.

It's the smart kids who drop out. School bores many of them and they often have a difficult time fitting in with other kids. Trust me, I know. I have a GED too! :hi:
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:03 AM
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7. Names found here
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/037576416X/ref=sib_fs_b...

Richard Avedon
Harry Belafonte
Bjorn Borg
Ellyn Burstyn
Michael Caine
Glen Campbell
Senator John Nighthorse Campbell
George Carlin
Sean Connery
Peter Jennings
Eartha Kit
Rod Steiger
Bill Cosby
Danny Thomas
Robert Wagner

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ForABlueAmerica Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:05 AM
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9. According to Wikipedia
* Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos
* Augusten Burroughs, writer
* Ben Nighthorse Campbell, former U.S. Senator from Colorado
* Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
* Aaron Carter, entertainer
* Michael Chang, professional tennis player
* Bill Cosby, actor, comedian, and television personality
* Jim Florio, New Jersey Governor 1990-1994
* Michael J. Fox, actor
* Paris Hilton, socialite
* D.L. Hughley, actor and comedian
* Waylon Jennings, singer and guitarist
* Kelly McGillis, actress
* Bonnie McKee, singer-songwriter
* Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
* John Michael Montgomery, singer
* Danica Patrick, Indy Racing League driver
* Mary Lou Retton, medal-winning Olympic gymnast
* Chris Rock, comedian, who also parodied the GED as a "Good Enough Diploma" in his comedy special Bring the Pain.
* Jessica Simpson, entertainer
* Christian Slater, actor
* Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Restaurant
* Ron Turcotte, Triple Crown-winning jockey
* Mark Wahlberg, actor
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:09 AM
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12. Kelly McGillis went on to Julliard though
I have no idea why my brain has stored this information but it has.

Incidentally, Welcome to DU ForaBlueAmerica! :hi:
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:30 AM
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21. I can't believe that Paris Hilton qualified to receive her GED . . .
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:17 PM
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30. Hi ForABlueAmerica!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:10 AM
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13. George W. Bush
has
General
Educational
D
eficiencies
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:15 AM
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15. He's got several.
He's got

Gigantic
Ego
Deformities

too.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:38 AM
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26. Ain't that the truth?
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:13 AM
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14. Good company you're keeping!
My dad had a GED and went on to start a successful business. He's the smartest guy I know. :thumbsup:
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:23 AM
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16. Total rumor mill
but I thought maybe Michael Moore had one? At least I read that he didn't finish at his regular high school. But check it out before you use it.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:28 AM
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20. I don't think so. He is an alumni of Davison High School in MI
I lived in that town from 1999-2002.
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PatriotMom Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:27 AM
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19. Bill Cosby, he also did a commercial once about that
And so do I and then I went on to college in my later on years....
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:11 AM
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24. My mother
I was her distraction (prom baby)

She got her GED the same day I graduated from high school.

I miss her.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:51 PM
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31. Me, me, me, and a Bachelor's as well--working slowly to a Master's! nt
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