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[rolleyes] My father was the only one of 12 to finish high school, and my mother dropped out of school in the 10th grade. We lived on a farm, and Dad logged. They always told my sister and me that we had to go to college for at least one year. Then if we chose to quit we would know what we were giving up. We worked hard and paid most of our own college costs. I had a scholarship to help. We both became teachers, and all of our children earned college degrees. All of their children are either in college or know they are expected to attend when they're old enough. Parents should take the major roll in instilling those expectations. However, schools need to fill in when that doesn't happen. As a teacher, I thought it was important to help students understand that there is also the option of vocational schools.Jan 23, 2011