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Chicago won’t allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future

Posted on July 6th, 2017 at 8:18 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said he wants to make clear that the nation’s third-largest school system is not just responsible for shepherding teenagers to the end of their senior year, but also for setting them on a path to a productive future.

“We are going to help kids have a plan, because they’re going to need it to succeed,” he said. “You cannot have kids think that 12th grade is done.”

Having trouble finding a job? We’ll deny you your diploma so it gets even harder!


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