posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 05:46 PM
School is not meant for everyone.
Up until the 1980s there used to be two types of schools in Victoria:
High Schools used to progress to Year 12, where students would earn their High School Certificate. Some of those students would progress to
University, most would look for professional type of work.
Technical Schools rarely had students progress to Year 12. Many would leave by Year 10 looking for trades, apprenticeships and other forms of
All that got abolished by the mid 1980's, as it was suddenly deemed important enough for everyone to go to a High School.
Now, Australia has a labour shortage, with tradesmen in great demand. Our schools have many children who don't want to (and can't) learn by
School is not for everyone! There are many students who should start working at 12 or 13 years of age, as they're not capable of functioning in the
Screw COMPULSORY schooling, it's social control and conditioning.