I am an employment councilor for the State of Utah, and I can assure you, skipping HS for an alternative choice had better come with a very valid and verifiable reason, or you best stick it out and graduate if you have any hope to advance in the workforce. I see idiots with Masters degrees, and Bacholer degrees are are at bare minimum looked at as proof you can tough out collage. Nothing more. Employerrs want smart, teachable, agressive, profitable workers, and a high school diploma will fill that many times more than a drop out who gets a GED. Very few get an AA and jump into the workforce at anything above what would be offered a HS grad. That is fact.
If you think you can outsmart the people you are seeking employment from, go for it, and we will see you in the foodstamp line in short order. If you do not stay in school, go the full course, and set your sights on being a benifit to society by getting the education that will guarentee the lifestyle you wish to maintain, then you will be just another person in the sea of people I see every day, degree in hand, and wishing they could flip burgers, cuz they relied on thier so called degree to get them by.
If you think schools are bad, become a teacher, and bring the change you think it should be. Otherwise quit bitching about it. You want schools to teach but you sure bellyache when the state raises taxes to pay for education. Be a part of the solution, instead of the problem.