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Chicago has a new big government requirement if you want to graduate high school

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By 2020, students in Chicago are supposed to graduate high school only if the government decides they’re ready.

The city is implementing a plan to require high school students to choose one of six government-approved plans to be able to graduate. Doc Thompson and the guys looked at the approved options for post-graduate plans on Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

Graduating seniors will need to show documentation proving their plan is college; military enlistment; a job program; an apprenticeship program; a “gap-year” program; or a job, whether it’s a current job or a letter with a job offer, Reason reported.

In April, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he had been considering the graduation requirement plan since 2011. The earlier list of acceptable post-graduation options didn’t include approving students with jobs or plans to start a job right after high school.

The mayor and the district are essentially trying to create more jobs in education with the plan, which includes raising $1 million for “college and career coaches” who will supposedly guide students who don’t have a school-approved plan yet.

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