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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?

  • 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.

  • Let Freedom Ring

    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. Again, it is their choice.

  • 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.

  • 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! :)

  • Come to me freedom

    Its time for you when your 16 to make your own choices if you want to go to school its your PERSONAL CHOICE no-ones going to stop you! Also your old enough to to make your own path and not let anyone hold your hand anymore your not a kid!


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