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Thread: Should Kids Be Able to Graduate After 10th Grade?

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    I totally agree. In fact we should lower the age of adulthood to sixteen and expect our young adults to be prepared by then to go out in the world. Frankly, we baby our young people to much. It goes against nature to do this. We need to get real in this nation and examine some things we thought were bound in stone.

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    What I would like to see is 16 y.o. leave school for the work place for a year or two. Let them get a taste of what life is really like. Then offer them continued education. It may well be that a life of physical labor better suites them. We certainly need concrete workers, painters, carpenters, etc. On the other hand, they may well decide that spending a few years at earnest study is worth the potential reward of not having to sweat. Hopefully, it would remove the "sweathogs" from the classroom, and at the same time, give them the necessary training to become real assets to the community (and well paid assets, too!)

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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    I think it is way to early for the vast majority. High school was a great experience for me and many others. Why are we trying to push our kids into this fast paced world: let them be kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Accelerated programs for gifted kids are great, but throwing them in with older kids isn't always. True, emotional maturity shouldn't determine the level of education, but it should be a consideration in bumping a kid ahead two grades. There's more to be learned in school than what's in the textbooks, and the emotional challenges of fitting into an older peer group can be difficult if not harmful.

    Not based on facts, just my opinion.
    Take me for example, 11th grade was the three best years of my life........
    "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    Take me for example, 11th grade was the three best years of my life........
    And I'll bet you are really enjoying your senior year now.

    R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.

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