The bank foreclosed on my high school dropout neighbors a few doors down from my home.
High School Dropouts, Foreclosures, and Statistics
On this blog many times I have quoted statistics about high school dropouts. And anyone living in America in 2012 knows that a wave of foreclosures is slowing passing through the land.
But statistics are something you read in a newspaper. But when a family drives away in small cars packed with their belongings its a sad sight. Statistics are flesh and blood people. Foreclosures happen to all types of families, today it happened to my high school dropout friends down the street.
Real People, Real High School Dropouts
My high school dropout neighbors were good people. I think they lived in the house for ten years.
In good times the father watered his lawn faithfully every evening during the hot summers. I would pass him on my way home from work and we would discuss our children. He was a good man. I don’t know whether or not he was a high school dropout.
The wife didn’t speak English but we waved to each other, said good morning in our own languages, and smiled.
They had four children, three boys and one girl. Not a single boy graduated from high school. The boys became young men and I offered every one of them my personal help in studying for the GED. I even gave them books to study for the GED. Perhaps the girl, now a teenager, has a chance of finishing high school.
They were all good decent people.
Are you a High School Dropout?
If you are a high school dropout leave a comment. Tell me how you’re doing. I can’t change your life but I’d like to know if this blog has helped you in your journey in passing the GED.
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