I have heard on MSM that many college educated people are out of work.
Back in the mid 80's, my cousin had a degree for teaching, he worked flipping burgers, washing cars, and doing odd jobs, living with mom & pop, til he was finally offered a teaching job, 5 years of that BS.
I understand the ideals behind making kids stay in school, but the practical reality is that the education system is a one-size-fits-all learning style that doesn't work for a lot of people. It didn't work for me. I left high school when I was 16, worked for a bit, then did correspondence later. There are also adult education centers for picking up high school later. If there's some other kind of personal development that needs to happen outside of school, then I'm all for it. There are plenty of people with a creative vision that takes them away from school and into their own ventures. You don't need a high school diploma to start a business, and if your ideas are original then you'll get ahead.
Plus, look at how abysmal the education system has become. Up to 15% of children are now medicated in order to force them to fit into the outdated model. The rest are being bullied, have teachers that don't give a crap, standardized learning that takes all creativity and critical thinking out of the process, constant class disruptions and huge class sizes, some have people shooting up schools in their state, etc... school was a torture chamber for me, a prison. My mind needed to be free, not dulled by idiotic mundane children with insecurity issues. Taking children out of school and giving them a better learning experience is a BLESSING at this point.
We should not be forcing adolescents to conform to our useless standard of learning. And yes, it is quite useless... most of the crap we learn in school has no relevance to living life. If I had my time back I would have dropped out and taken courses on business and finance, something that, for some reason, children are taught zilch about in high school.