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School leaving age rears its head

By johnboy 28 January 2009 21

There’s a bit of news around following a solid piece of youth-bashing out of NSW where they’re going to raise the school leaving age.

Effectively this forces kids who don’t want to be there to disrupt the education of others for an extra year.

Here in Canberra the Liberals’ Steve Doszpot appears to have never seen a piece of knee-jerk reactionism he didn’t like and is broadly supportive without committing to anything as onerous as a policy.

UPDATED: The other shoe drops. The Canberra Times has Andrew Barr’s plans on this issue.

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Thumper 9:54 am 30 Jan 09

I think there needs to be something else for those kids who don’t want to be at school. maybe a college along the lines of old syle tech colleges where they learn trade related things, but also continue basic school, ie english and maths.

Having kids at school who don’t want to be there just creates masive disruptions for the kids that want to be there. And as any teacher knows, it’s the troublemakers that take up all of your time thus denying those who actually want to learn.

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