Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.— Richard Halliburton
Sublime High School Diploma quotations
If you had to have a diploma or a GED to collect unemployment, you'd see a lot more kids staying in school.
The way my brain processes information is quite odd.
I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can't even spell. I don't even have a high school diploma. I'm smart, but you can't prove it on paper.
I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.
Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money-in that order;
it is a process, a never-ending one.
Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college.
Don't have a high school diploma? You're in my Cabinet.
Why? For 200 years, a lot of Cabinets have existed in our government. Powerful men. Well-educated. So let's try something totally new.
Competence in heterosexuality, or at least the appearance or pretense of such competence, is as much a public affair as a privateone. Thus, going steady is a high school diploma in heterosexuality; engagement a BA; marriage an MA; and children a Ph.D.
The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong.
Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teachers diploma.
My parents were not affluent people and were not - didn't come from the extremities of education. My mother had a high school diploma. I often think I so wish she'd come out of the hills in Appalachia and been able to go on to college. I think she would have made a wonderful teacher.
If grade inflation continues, a college bachelor's degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma.
The people who run the major banks have MBAs and wear suits.
And when those people in suits come to the homes of people who don't have a high school diploma, don't even speak English, and offer them a home at zero percent down, that doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense.
Most green-collar jobs are middle-skill jobs.
That means they require more education that a high-school diploma, but less than a four-year degree.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
For people who aren't familiar with my background, I didn't graduate high school. My career high salary was about $200,000. My last position was about $122,000. For a guy without a high school diploma, that's pretty good.
I didn't get a high school diploma. I really didn't have much of an education, which left me open to educating myself throughout my life, without the limitations on intellectual curiosity a formal education can impose. I followed what interested me.
What drives intellectuals and professors crazy is somebody with a high school diploma who made a fortune in business. They agree with Lenin, who thought success in business was a matter of luck, when in reality it is a matter of genius.
Cities are broke, there are no jobs, people without a high school diploma and sometimes even with a college degree can't get jobs.
I can't really blame a lot of young sisters and brothers who believe that education has anything to offer them. Because as a matter of fact, it has nothing to offer them. Suppose they do get a high school diploma that is meaningful. What kind of job is awaiting them. The jobs that used to be available to working class people are not there as a result of the de-industrialization of this economy.
Most of my friends from Columbia are going on to get advanced degrees.
And why not? A Ph.D. is the new M.A., a master's is the new bachelor's, a B.A. is the new high school diploma, and a high school diploma is the new smiley-face sticker on your first-grade spelling test.