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The Coming Age of Austerity

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 4:19 PM
The antion is already a hodgepodge of ignoramuses. (Just look at the comments on Townhall.) Those who wish to go on to high school will do so. That will include the vast majority of people who now graduate. The people who dont' bother will be the people who dont' graduate now. The dfifference is that schools will be free to remove anybody who is disruptive or fails to learn anything. The result will be better learning environments for those who want to learn. Of coure, I would add to this plan a corollary, that no social service benefits be allotted to any adult who does not have a high schol diploma.
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