My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
Going to a low rank high school, doesn’t make me a bad person. Most of what shapes me is from home. I turn out just fine. Generally, at home we have our rules, then when I go out to the world, I apply the same rules. The point is you can’t leave everything to the educator, you have to do your part as parents.
I support all parents’ decisions on where to place their kids. After all, there isn’t a right way or perfect way to raise a child. They will act and think differently than what you’d expect out of them. However, there is some of the perks going to a “bad” school:
I got to play varsity on everything if I choose to play anything. Most kids in poor area didn’t have the money or didn’t like to get involve. So if I get involved on freshman year, by sophomore year, I was varsity. I played varsity golf.
I took many college courses while I was still in high school. I graduated top of my class. It would be a lot harder to achieve when I go to a “good” school. This opened door to tons of scholarship. I had 4 full tuition packages at my fingertip. I picked a private college nearby, graduated with a doctoral degree within six years. I don’t think I could achieve this had I chose a public college.
People were less pretentious. Of course there were some peer pressure of what to wear. But these HS kids were still poor, vs in rich area, it will be super hard being frugal. I spent $0 on prom, just borrowed a dress from my cousins.
Teachers were much younger, so they had a lot of motivations. Well, they were fresh out of college, can’t get into a good school, so they were stuck with a “bad” school. They saw a dedicated kid like myself, recommendation letters from them were top notch.
Around here, the top notch high school are in the county, some of those are “drugged” school, having too much money can be a problem. They have SAT as a class, how fair is that? Anyhow, their kids would have higher SAT score. Early advantage give them an edge or a sense of entitlement? I don’t know.
Again, there are perks going to a low rank high school, but ultimately, it’s the parent decision on how to raise their child.
update on soccer: I took 40 people to a professional game. The kids had a blast playing a real soccer field. The grass was so smooth. They treated us with pizza, cupcakes and drinks. Parents and children are now asking to come back. I guess, I’m pretty good at public relation. I made the right connection at the right time. While my team get to go down the field kicking the ball, other kids has to sit there and watch us scoring goals. Ehhehehe