Going into as little detail as possible.... My mother is not able to homeschool my younger brother at this time. But she refuses to put him in a public school, and a private school is not affordable. I suggested GED classes, since he is 17. She refuses to consider this either, as she completely distrusts any education funded by the state. My brother has no motivation on his own, he just wants to play video games all day. She has given him some daily tasks to do while she is at work. But it is no substitute for the education he still needs. What can I do? What should I do? Since this is none of my business should I just ignore it and feel like I did all I could without stepping out of my boundaries? I am willing to help my brother study. I do not know if I could manage an entire curriculum for him if asked, though. I have my own life to live. My mom did a good job with my education. Her ability to educate is not the problem. It's that she simply can't do what needs to be done right now and refuses to consider alternatives.