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Mandating of school until age 18 is well-intentioned but a bad idea

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Let’s consider more closely Schenectady’s move in the direction of making school mandatory until age 18. As things stand now, a Schenectady Board of Education committee is ready to bring a draft to the full board for a vote. Approving this plan, though, would be another bad idea — in this case by school board leaders who apparently don’t comprehend the reality of life in classrooms and hallways. Unlike many of the decision-makers guiding policy ...

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June 18, 2013
5:47 p.m.

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FORCE a kid who doesn't want to be there next to a inquisitive kid bent on learning.
Now what a recipe for success!!
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June 19, 2013
10:46 a.m.

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There will always be a lower class. You can't mandate intelligence.