Thursday, March 08, 2007

Then Clearly We Need To Lower The Drinking Age To 16

"Look, this is one of the things that just strikes me as another anachronistic holdover, that you can make a decision to drop out at 16, but you can't make a decision to have a drink at 16 or to enlist in the armed forces or to vote," Patrick said later in the day.



Blogger RicketyFunk said...

Perhaps it would be better to just have dropouts shot. Like when you try to quit the mob, they just shoot you.

I did wonder what this would do for schools that have federally established testing marks to meet in order to receive federal funding if dropout candidates are forced to remain where they clearly don't want to be.

(that's a chunky sentence.)

Or we could raise the education standards to associate degree level. Children can't drop out of school until they have a trade... and they must live in "hives."

Mar 6, 2007, 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

I have to admit, I am thoroughly enjoying the Deval Patrick era. Of course it's for all the wrong reasons, but at least he's making things interesting.

Mar 7, 2007, 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

Well he's consistent. Good to be consistent, right?

Mar 7, 2007, 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous lisajsc said...

For the most part a student is 18 when they graduate. So (if they are even considering this) what is the point of raising the drop out age to 18? They might as well stay in school, suck it up, go through the same bullshit 100's of thousands of people have endured for years and HOPEFULLY become a contributing member of society.
Yes, I am having one of those weeks and it is only Tuesday.

Mar 7, 2007, 2:11:00 PM  

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