This was posted by Martie on General in response to a question about homework battles. I was wondering if someone could explain in more detail why this might be so. I'm not disagreeing, but I was curious--is it because of something they miss by not finishing high school, or is it because of the way others (potential employers, for example) view someone who has a GED? Or is it something else entirely? Does it make any difference if the person with a GED goes on to college or technical school?This puts your child at risk of joining the "permanent underclass" which is a natural consequence that is not fully remedied by a GED.