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Emanuel threatens Chicago students’ diplomas unless they submit government-approved college plans

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is requiring post-secondary plans in order to graduate high school. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will now require all Chicago public school students graduating high school to submit proof of acceptance to a government approved post-secondary education in order to graduate.

Emanuel told the audience during his town hall meeting last Wednesday that he has been considering the move since 2011, and that it was important for students to understand the importance of higher education. He also said that in order to be successful in life, students needed to continue their education after high school.

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