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Old 04-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #10
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Re: am I the only parent that doesn't care if their kid(s) goes to college?

Well the german education system is very different and many jobs do vocational training even nursing which in the US would be a degree.

Not to mention here at age 12 their education process is determined for them so kids may never have a choice if they are sent through one educational path.

If they want to go to college as adults they have to do 3 years night school to finish gymnasium then study. My dh wants to but 5 nights a week for 3 years would force him to miss to much with our family.

I wish the system here was different, I feel they rob children of opportunities, but in the end no I do not require my kids go to college, but I do demand they finish at least realschule and then complete and ausbildung.
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