Well, at age 17, most aren't mature enough to really understand the ramifications of dropping out of high school. I'm sure there are cases where it works out just fine, but I'd think for most people, without that diploma or GED (which I've seen many go back and get), their choices would be limited. There are a few courses in high school that really didn't help me in the long run, but you do what you've got to do in order to graduate. Georgie shouldn't quit. The finish line is so close!!
To be fair, he came home knowing that Georgie had quit high school. He was blind to everything