[Ed. – Yes. Way. I imagine the policy of Illinois is that you get your diploma if you meet the state criteria for having it awarded. But hey, Rahm-bo has a pen and a phone.]
Rahm Emanuel needs a few things about America explained to him. For example, “Mayor” is not synonymous with “Dad.” And being coerced into doing what the government wants you to do with your life is not so compatible with liberty:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a new policy that won’t allow students to graduate from high school unless they present a plan to the government on what their post-graduation plans are.
The proposal would require students to prove that they’re entering some sort of educational or vocational program after graduation; a job offer or entering the military would also suffice. Exceptions are available in certain cases, such as in the case of illegal immigrant student or those who are in jail.
The proposal still needs to be approved by the city council, but if it is approved Chicago would be the first city to implement this type of policy.
Emmanuel believes what he’s doing is what’s best for students, stating that he wants to “make sure nobody spikes the ball at 12th grade,” and adding: “We want to make 14th grade universal. That’s the new goal line.”