View Poll Results: Should we force kids to finish 12th grade?

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Thread: Dropping out of school

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    Re: Dropping out of school

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    I wouldn't force them, but we ought to do a better job at keeping the doors open for older people who have dropped out, realized it was a huge mistake and are ready to come back and learn.
    Amen, brutha. That includes people who have GEDs. It shouldn't be discriminated against, because I guarantee there are a lot of high school graduates who couldn't pass a GED. It is hard.
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    Re: Dropping out of school

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    To prove you do not need to have finished HS or college, all you need to do is be bright, sharp, and have the desire to be successful.
    No, you don't have to but for the vast majority of people, the only path to success is through finishing school. High school graduates make, on average, $200,000 more than dropouts through their careers and college graduates make over a million more. 75% of crimes are committed by high school dropouts. Just pointing to a couple of outliers does not prove the idea is false.
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    Re: Dropping out of school

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i don't think forcing would be required if the schools were doing their jobs.
    I dont think forcing would be required if parents were doing their jobs. Both are responsible but IMO the lion's share belongs with the parents.
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    Re: Dropping out of school

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, you don't have to but for the vast majority of people, the only path to success is through finishing school. High school graduates make, on average, $200,000 more than dropouts through their careers and college graduates make over a million more. 75% of crimes are committed by high school dropouts. Just pointing to a couple of outliers does not prove the idea is false.
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    Re: Dropping out of school

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should the ability to drop out of high school be allowed? Or should we start forcing students to attend school until they pass 12th grade? (note: this only applies to 17 and younger as adults should be making their own choices)

    Personally I think that we should force them to continue through 12th grade. It is pretty much a requirement in this day and age that people have at least a 12th grade education just to get a job slightly above minimum wage.

    I say yes unless they get a Good Enough Degree.Most jobs require a high school diploma.By allowing someone to not complete high school we are essentially creating a future state dependent.
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