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    Some of you may remember the Microdebating forum from a few years ago... if not, then welcome to a new debating style here on TSR, and one with a twist.

    Every Monday a new topic will be put up for debate, and your challenge is to get involved in the discussion, but only using up to 140 characters in each post, this post aside. Multiple posts are allowed, but no more than 2 posts in a row per person, please.

    This week's topic is related to mandatory education and what age you think it should continue until; do you think the current age is right? If you'd change it, what would you change it to, and why?

    Note: You can also suggest topics for later weeks if you like, just tag me into a post with your suggestion

    Just as now. 18 in education, or 16 if training, apprenticeship or full time employment.

    Can 16-17 yr olds leave education if they run their own business?

    Education should go up to 16, because to be honest, aged adolescents are no different from 18 year olds aside from drinking, driving, etc.

    But I see that there is no use in trying to pile up more useless and undesired information when most of them can already take public transport and aswell as get a job. With this age, they can already get a grasp of the real world, outside of their air tight routine of looking at someone talk aimlessly (That's not always the case) and prepare for their future endeavors economically and socially.

    I don't think it should, beyond KS3. I feel like we should have a choice about what we learn based on what we want to do with our lives. People who can't answer that should have extra help figuring it out.

    I'd go back to 16 for everyone. I doubt the extra two years for some people has made any difference.
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