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    A lot of people don't want to go to school. Yet the state has the power to make them go. Should this be stopped?
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    (Original post by twy321)
    A lot of people don't want to go to school. Yet the state has the power to make them go. Should this be stopped?
    They can choose home schooling.

    School is good for kids and to make them a productive member of society.Learning to read, write, do basic maths and learn social skills are all required if they want to get a job. If they dont like it then they should emigrate to another country that will accept them and see how that works out.
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    Yes. Education is a right.
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    No it shouldn't. Kids at a young age, sadly do not know what is best for them. Take me as an example. 5 years ago, I hated studying, never imagined getting good grades, always used to muck about. However, now, I am proud of myself and especially proud of my father, who made sure I get good grades. I am motivated to study so I can get high paid job. All thanks to government and parents forcing me to go school.
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    (Original post by twy321)
    A lot of people don't want to go to school. Yet the state has the power to make them go. Should this be stopped?
    Yes, they have to be made to pursue a form of formal education whether it is at home, by the state or through private institutions. We are not islands and live within a system that works plus support one another.
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    Yes. Unless you want a society of people doing drugs and taking payday loans out.
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    (Original post by twy321)
    A lot of people don't want to go to school. Yet the state has the power to make them go. Should this be stopped?
    No, it shouldn't be stopped.

    Every child needs to get some education if they want to enter the job market. By the time they reach 18 they should at least be able to read and write and perform calculations that may be used in the workplace.

    Of course, this isn't all that they should learn.
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    yes because otherwise we get inept adults who don't understand the idea behind vaccines
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    Yes, People may regret not going and then they won't be able to do much about it if they can't afford it. Though GCSE Science shouldn't be compulsory...
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    (Original post by stoyfan)
    No, it shouldn't be stopped.

    Every child needs to get some education if they want to enter the job market. By the time they reach 18 they should at least be able to read and write and perform calculations that may be used in the workplace.

    Of course, this isn't all that they should learn.
    What if they don't want to enter the job market.
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    (Original post by neluxsan)
    No it shouldn't. Kids at a young age, sadly do not know what is best for them. Take me as an example. 5 years ago, I hated studying, never imagined getting good grades, always used to muck about. However, now, I am proud of myself and especially proud of my father, who made sure I get good grades. I am motivated to study so I can get high paid job. All thanks to government and parents forcing me to go school.
    There are a significant proportion of students who do not like school and in fact treat is with quite a bit of disdain, these pupils are usually disruptive and ruin others' education.

    Wouldn't it be better for them to removed from mainstream education?
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    The government should continue to "force" children into education.

    Children are going to not want to go to school, they'll focus on fun and when they grow up later on they'll realise the mistake they've made when they can't get a job.

    And there are some messed up parents- I'm talking narcissists, those JobCentre benifits mothers type- that'll probably pressure their children into choosing not going to school so they can instead stay at home and become toys for them and then afterwards when little Jimmy grows up to be a failure they can blame the government for not being their daddy.
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    (Original post by Sufyaan65)
    The government should continue to "force" children into education.

    Children are going to not want to go to school, they'll focus on fun and when they grow up later on they'll realise the mistake they've made when they can't get a job.

    And there are some messed up parents- I'm talking narcissists, those JobCentre benifits mothers type- that'll probably pressure their children into choosing not going to school so they can instead stay at home and become toys for them and then afterwards when little Jimmy grows up to be a failure they can blame the government for not being their daddy.
    I think you'll agree that some people are just not cut out for education and a white collared job, there is nothing wrong with that, what we are finding is that the current school system only allows for academic types to thrive, wouldn't it be good if separate schools were made for training skilled workers?
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    (Original post by twy321)
    What if they don't want to enter the job market.
    How are else are you going to pay the bills if you don't have a job? Living off state benefits? No thank you, this isn't something that any child should aspire to do when they are older.
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    (Original post by stoyfan)
    How are else are you going to pay the bills if you don't have a job? Living off state benefits? No thank you, this isn't something that any child should aspire to do when they are older.
    Own business.
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    (Original post by twy321)
    Own business.
    Self-employment counts as a job...
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    (Original post by e^iπ)
    Self-employment counts as a job...
    Owning your own business does not. A job is when you have an employer.
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    (Original post by twy321)
    Own business.
    You would still need to have some education if you want to be self employed.
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    (Original post by twy321)
    Owning your own business does not. A job is when you have an employer.
    For the purposes of this discussion, having a lawful income in order to contribute to society through taxes can be considered a job.
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    (Original post by e^iπ)
    For the purposes of this discussion, having a lawful income in order to contribute to society through taxes can be considered a job.
    With a good accountant, you can offset the income of your business down to zero.
 
 
 
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