Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new plan to keep teens off the street has been a subject of controversy since it was announced in April. Beginning in 2020, public school students will be forced to present their post-graduation plans in order to receiver their diploma.
“We are going to help kids have a plan, because they’re going to need it to succeed,” he said. “You cannot have kids think [they’re done after] 12th grade.”
“The plan requires students to show they have secured a job or received an acceptance letter from college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military,” TVOne’s Roland Martin explained on Wednesday.
I’m quite sure this won’t work.
Are there enough good jobs for all these kids? Nope.
Is Rahm Emmanuel going to pay college tuition for these kids? Nope.
Is Rahm Emmanuel going to force Chicago black teens into the military? Maybe.