Failing School System Places Unusual Requirement for High School Graduation

The public-school system in Chicago is perhaps one of the worst and most troubled school system in the nation. Many teachers are more concerned about striking for their benefits than they are about educating the students. How, the financially strapped Chicago public-school system has placed one of the most unusual requirements for students if they want to graduate from high school.

To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said he wants to make clear that the nation’s third-largest school system is not just responsible for shepherding teenagers to the end of their senior year, but also for setting them on a path to a productive future.

“We are going to help kids have a plan, because they’re going to need it to succeed,” he said. “You cannot have kids think that 12th grade is done.” …

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While the new requirement may seem honorable, one has to ask how a failing school system can require students to succeed? It’s also a surprise from a system that pushes socialistic ideology which strives on making everyone dependent on the government for everything. Forcing students to get a job, go to school or get training is anti-socialist in nature. So, what happens to a student who can’t afford college or a trade school and can’t find a job in a highly competitive job market?




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