Should School Be Compulsory?
I believe that, after year 6, school should NOT be compulsory. By the
time you have completed your primary education, you have learned the basic
skills needed to get through life. High school is simply an extension of
the basic skills learned in the primary school system, and is unneeded
unless you pursue your education to a very high degree.
It is not the government’s decision whether or not you should have to
attend high school. It should be the individual’s choice, and forced on
no-one, because by the time you have completed your primary education,
you are old enough to make this decision.
In high school there are more trouble makers who only disrupt the classes
because they do not want to be there. These people disrupt the class and
make it more difficult for those who are interested in the subject and
want to learn. If school were optional, these students would not be in
classes disrupting the class and ruining the chances of other students.
Instead, they could be out in the workforce making money and beginning
their careers earlier, giving them more experience in the workforce and
making it easier for them to rise up to a postition of responsibility.
If school were optional, it would benefit both the students that want to
learn and those that do not, and would rather be in the workforce
The sort of education that is offered in the high school system is not
needed by all people. After primary school, students have learned the basic
skills required to work in an untrained proffession, and do not need the
more advanced education that high school offers. Sons or daughters often
carry on the family business, and after completing their primary education,
any further, more advanced education is unnecassary, because they can learn
all they need to know about their future proffession from their father/mother.
I believe that secondary education should be the individual’s choice.
It is unfair to force all young people (sometimes unnecessarily) to attend
school when it may be the student’s choice to enter the workforce. Just
because some students want to complete their secondary education doesn’t
mean that all students do, and it is unfair to presume so.