Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., The Edmonton Journal Eastgate Production Facility Employee Computer #II, Edmonton, Alberta
October XXIst, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
Why is it that so many children are dropping out of High School these days? Seems II me that the step by David (your predecessor) to raise the dropout age from XVI to XVII was a wise one. However, I feel that it should be raised to XVIII. If at XVIII you are an adult, then as a XVII year old, you must realize that you wait till you are actually an adult beIV being allowed the choice II drop out.
Having students stay in school that extra year will give them the time to make an informed choice as to their future. Eg.: Whether that be in the trades, post-secondary, or strictly right to a career.
Lets Up The Age Limit,