Ah yes thread drift is not that popular in Current Affairs, but in this case legit becaus clearly keeping kids at school longer has an impact on single parents.Passed-over_Loggie said:I still can't reconcile this with the clamour to keep children in education for longer. Perhaps if the less academically gifted ones could start pay earning employment sooner, there would be less pressure on the parents. I'm sure there are some social manipulators out there who would be happy to keep young people in full time education until age 18 while their parents can't retire until 70.
Sorry for the incipient rant and Thread drift.
From my own point of view I think from the age of 15 the choice should be school or approved practical or workbased training, ie tech college or apprenticeship. The non school option should only be able to those who have passed a basic test in reading riting and rithmetic. This would give the non academic blighters an incentive to achieve basic standards, and ensure if they took the training option they may be capable of being trained.