There shouldn’t be an option to dropout of highschool.
There is an option to drop out of highschool in grade 11.
Research shows, 90% of students who drop out of highschool regret it during the first year.
Dropping out of highschool isn't exactly a great option. To drop out of highschool, you should have a better reason, like having a baby, or needing surgery and having to go away for a couple of years, which means that other than that, you shouldnt be able to quit whenever you want just because you're lazy.
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Schools are not daycare centres
It is pointless keeping children at school who are not interested in learning. If you do, they will end up in the back of the classroom with nothing better to do than disrupt the other students. They will also become resentful that they are being kept at school against their wishes, which results in social dislocation.
If as the debate definition proclaims, 90% high school dropouts regret it, then they should be held back. At eleventh grade students are hardly children, so the daycare comment makes no sense. If students can be kept in school up until tenth grade, keeping them another year, shouldn't be too difficult.
School doesn't cater to everyone's strengths
The current educational system is not suited to everyone.Only a specific set of skills or talents prominent in some students are developed(e.g analytical and mathematical skills). In the process a whole lot of other students with other skills or talents are neglected.Fact is some learn better inn a classroom while some are made for more practical or artistic work.So,instead of allowing those with diverse talents waste away due to neglect and frustration,they should just be allowed to leave.Some are actually a lot smarter than highschool level.
Most colleges require Quantitative skills, SATs test quantitative, verbal and writing skills. Fact is, you can't even go to an art school or music college without a high-school diploma.
However, it should be hard to dropout.
i think that people have situations where they need to drop out of high school because of personal matters or maybe they have something else they want to pursue. I think that these people should definitely be allowed to dropout of high school. However i do think that those kids that just dropout because they are lazy and dont want to work but dont want to go to summer school. They just want to dropout to not put up with the hassle of school. Those people should stay in school. They are obviously going to not do any better outside of school, in fact some will do worse. So i think we should give them a chance to turn around and change and save themselves so they wont regret it. So i propose that we have the guidance counsler determine the dropouts along with the principal and the candidate that wants to dropout must have a valid reason and a bunch of back up points to their reason, therefore only the people that need or really want the dropout get it and not just all the lazy kids in high school.
What do you think?