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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?

  • It's survival of the fittest

    If they think they're ready for the outside world; let go. If they really got what it takes, then they can fend for themselves. It all just depends on who they're letting out into the adult world. This is why more people say that they shouldn't be allowed out; because they're looking at all the idiots that are allowed out. Not the intelligent kids.

  • Yes they should

    If a student is having family problems like their parents just lost their jobs than they need to get a job to support their family. Or if a student is causing problems for teachers or other students and just don't want to be their at all then they should be allowed to leave

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School is life

    School is life, and if you think your teachers are bad, wait till you meet your boss. And if it was not for school you would not have been able to read this. Some people wish they could go to school and here you are, wishing away a privilege. Enjoy sleeping on the streets in the future.

  • Just because you need to stay in school

    Why because like all the other people said you could end up homeless which sucks and have no money which sucks as well. Just think about it before you do it ok. Staying in school can help you a lot in the future, you may think like "oh no it won't" your wrong it will. Just stay in school

  • The laws said no

    In the laws of almost every country, it talk about statutory education. Some of them said 12 years, and some of them, said 6 years. It most have a reason the country gorornment are doing this! If the kid leave school at 16 and straight dive in to work, he or she actually don’t have the ability to pay for some of the bad things he or she has done. Because 16

  • The laws said no

    In the laws of almost every country, it talk about statutory education. Some of them said 12 years, and some of them, said 6 years. It most have a reason the country gorornment are doing this! If the kid leave school at 16 and straight dive in to work, he or she actually don’t have the ability to pay for some of the bad things he or she has done. Because 16

  • The laws said no

    In the laws of almost every country, it talk about statutory education. Some of them said 12 years, and some of them, said 6 years. It most have a reason the country gorornment are doing this! If the kid leave school at 16 and straight dive in to work, he or she actually don’t have the ability to pay for some of the bad things he or she has done. Because 16

  • Kids need an education

    Kids need to go through there whole entire 13 years of school.They actually get somewhere when they do.If not it could be harder for them to get a job telling the boss that they dropped out at 16.Jobs are looking forward to kids who went there 13 years of school and had good grades.Saying you dropped out could get you working at McDonalds.

  • Kids need an education

    Kids need to go through there whole entire 13 years of school.They actually get somewhere when they do.If not it could be harder for them to get a job telling the boss that they dropped out at 16.Jobs are looking forward to kids who went there 13 years of school and had good grades.Saying you dropped out could get you working at McDonalds.


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