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  • It's your time now

    Most people think kids should have to stay in school the WHOLE 12 years, that's a long time!
    When you hit 16 you are on your time not the teachers, not your parents, yours. You can quit for a dumb reason or a good reason it still wouldn't matter because if that's what you want to do with your life that's what you do. NO REGRETS

  • Yes but no

    I know a few people who have quit school when they turned 16 and then taken their GED and now have great careers. One of them even did it on her birthday!
    And if you cant vote, buy cigarettes, get certain jobs, or live on your own until you are 18 then why should education be a choice?

  • What’s the point

    I just have one thing to say . In my opinion I don’t think that grown adults have the right to dictate what we should do. You all lived in different times then is the school system has changed and you all think you know how it is for us but you don’t. School is hell everyday you wake up before 7:30 to get to school on time. You have to worry about what you wear and what people think of you . You are forced to stay in this hell for 12 years for 7 hours a day . And it starts at 6 yearsb

  • They are old enough to made decisions for themselves.

    By age 16, students behavior and academic performance determines how they are going to be for the rest of high school. By tenth grade, students should have their priorities lined up, and if they don’t, it clearly proves that they're not fully committed to their education, so why shouldn’t they get the right to drop out? At age 16, students can drive, have a part time job, and make their own educational decisions. Once a students has decided they aren’t going to finish school, there is almost no going back, or getting them out of it. So why are we dragging them through school for another two years, when it won’t do any difference for them and their future?

  • They definitely should

    Of course they should. If someone drops out of high school, there are usually two reasons. The first is obviously that they are failing/the school system is failing them. In this situation, nobody wins. There is no point for a failing teenager to continue school. Also, it is their choice. The other reason would be that some people want to drop out of high school early to enter college early by taking the GED test. This would limit their ability to accelerate their education.

  • Even younger, preferably!

    As a former teacher of aged 14+ pupils, I can say with some authority that it rapidly becomes crystal clear that a substantial minority of them have little or no interest in school lessons, regarding them as of no relevance, inherent interest, or entertainment value, and resents the fact they are obliged to attend. Since they spend their time, when they are there, causing disruption and trying to make the teacher's job as difficult as possible, it is something of a relief that many in this group absent themselves at every opportunity. An alternative route into suitable employment for this group should be devised to substitute for the traditional trade apprenticeships that used to be widely available for them. This would be provided, run, and funded by the industries or businesses concerned, rather than the education system. That should concentrate on the more academically-inclined.

    In the UK, parental obligation to support offspring ceases at 16. Therefore, at that age, those of lesser academic ability would be expected to work, and be paid, as an integral part of their industrial training.

  • The should for sure

    Of course they should. If someone drops out of high school, there are usually two reasons. The first is obviously that they are failing/the school system is failing them. In this situation, nobody wins. There is no point for a failing teenager to continue school. Also, it is their choice. The other reason would be that some people want to drop out of high school early to enter college early by taking the GED test. This would limit their ability to accelerate their education.

  • The should for sure

    Of course they should. If someone drops out of high school, there are usually two reasons. The first is obviously that they are failing/the school system is failing them. In this situation, nobody wins. There is no point for a failing teenager to continue school. Also, it is their choice. The other reason would be that some people want to drop out of high school early to enter college early by taking the GED test. This would limit their ability to accelerate their education.

  • The should for sure

    Of course they should. If someone drops out of high school, there are usually two reasons. The first is obviously that they are failing/the school system is failing them. In this situation, nobody wins. There is no point for a failing teenager to continue school. Also, it is their choice. The other reason would be that some people want to drop out of high school early to enter college early by taking the GED test. This would limit their ability to accelerate their education.

  • The should for sure

    Of course they should. If someone drops out of high school, there are usually two reasons. The first is obviously that they are failing/the school system is failing them. In this situation, nobody wins. There is no point for a failing teenager to continue school. Also, it is their choice. The other reason would be that some people want to drop out of high school early to enter college early by taking the GED test. This would limit their ability to accelerate their education.

  • No... I'm sorry, but no!

    Teens should be required to stay in school until they pass and graduate. If kids think they are just allowed to flunk out, they won't try. Kids that flunk out are more likely to be unemployed and homeless. Not to bag on those on food stamps, but this often leads to usage of food stamps. Now, there's absolutely nothing wrong with using food stamps IF YOU REALLY NEED THEM, but had you had the proper education and you worked hard, most people wouldn't need them. Kids that flunk out are more likely to turn to drugs and drinking to solve their problems if they haven't already. If you want a less-poor country, you'd agree that children and teens should have to stay and school and pass!

  • With children leaving

    School with lower and lower qualifications and intelligence every year, I am very happy with the UKs decision that children should not leave the education system until 18 years of age.
    Many people use the argument, 'I was doing a man's job at 14' but times have changed. It was easy to leave school and just 'walk right in' to a job but now there is fierce competition out there and if you have low grades then that means you are much more likely to 'fail in life'.

  • Not if they want to work somewhere outside retail or fast food.

    You're not an adult until at least 18, so if a child was to leave school at 16 they would not even be able to get a job until another two more years, in most cases. It was so hard for me to get a job without being 18, and when I did they weren't great paying jobs. So then when you can not support yourself, who will? Parents. At this age is when you should be in school learning so when you graduate after four years of school you're mature enough to make better decisions than you would at 16. At 16, I'm sure every teenager wanted to leave school and not go. They wanted to go on life thinking they knew everything, but in reality you do not. You should have the choice when you're an adult at 18 years of age so then there is no reason for your bad decision.

  • No no no

    No because than you might not get a good paying job. You could end up on the streets with no money. A very slim chance to get into college. No good degree. No diploma, maybe not even a job. Sleeping on your parent's couch. Might not even have some thing that comfortable, like a rock or in a cave/hole.

  • No no no

    No because than you might not get a good paying job. You could end up on the streets with no money. A very slim chance to get into college. No good degree. No diploma, maybe not even a job. Sleeping on your parent's couch. Might not even have some thing that comfortable, like a rock or in a cave/hole.

  • Kids should go to SCHOOL

    They won't get very far in life without school have to live off the state barely making any money because they don't have a highschool diploma and barely any money means no food no clothes no nothing yeah it may be there choice but is it the right choice? ..

  • I don't think so

    No they should stay in school because they need there education and if your a parent you want what is best for your kids and that is knoldge you may not be rich and you might be picked on but you might end up smarter than the rich so stay in school

  • No they shouldnt

    Teens should not be aloud to drop out of school at 16. If teens could drop out like that we would have a very good society. Your education is very important. You may think its easy living with your parents, but you're gonna have a hard time living in the real world. School is about education, and it takes education to get through life, how would anyone ever get through life with no common sense, education, knowing how to read, knowing your math skills. SCHOOL MATTERS

  • Are you kidding me?

    Kids at 16 are still in the midst of cognitive development. The choices they make at 16, could effect them for the rest of their lives. What else are they going to do if they aren't in school? The chance for delinquency increases and poverty is perpetuated. We are trying to help eliminate welfare dependency and eliminating poverty through education, not the opposite.

  • No because i say so

    We dotn want a world full of stupid unemployed people. If they drop out early they wont get a good job or no job at all and then suddenly we have no more peooe with good careers . Pls dont quit its not good for you. Good luck kiddies! :)


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Haroush says2013-11-21T22:53:49.610
Great logic. Let's just manufacture a bunch of idiots.