posted on Jul, 8 2017 @ 07:31 PM
Having read the article and then did a bit of a research and finally looking at the CBS report on this the following can be stated:
The concept is a good one, and one that we all should stop and pause to consider. The mayor is looking that the children, those that are going to be
graduating, need a direction, a purpose, something that encourages them to decide and work towards a future. The initial article as put by the Op, is
very misleading, and is not exactly a reputable source.
However, what is not stated in the article and is often forgotten, is that all 5 branches of the US Armed forces, all have requirements, and no longer
just merely take a person without a basic education. They have revamped and redone their requirements to join up and volunteer.
But, beyond that, the Mayor is looking at the future of the city and the country, beyond that of what to do with the children in the city, and that is
that they need to graduate and to have some form of plan, idea and job to continue to have a city that is not failing. But it also means that now the
schools are under the gun, to help students prepare for more feasible life skills that would require them to study and go beyond just graduating and
getting out of school.
We have all heard of the pipeline school to prison or crime, where children go to school, and then get out with no opportunity and end up in either
prison or doing poorly. He is changing the direction of that pipeline, where children are now encouraged and pushed to try and succeed, instead of
just hopes and failure.