- Jan 2011
- Southeast England
Leave school at age 16? I think given our nature that sounds good, but what kind of work can these young people expect? We have a Job Core where young people can live and work and pick up some more education. This seems the most reasonable to me. I don't think it is natural for young people to remain as children in their parent's home, beyond the age of 16, but education and economics makes this necessary. However, Job Core youth are unlikely to become higher education students, or to realize high wage employment, so what is the value of their lives?
But nowadays those that don't do A levels usually do some kind of vocational training, in some subject or other. The son of a friend of mine is doing an electricians apprenticeship course for instance.
Our oldest son left home when he was 21, but I would have been quite happy if he had stayed with us for longer. I should think our two younger sons will
be with us at least until then, especially if they go to university. I'm in no hurry for them to leave,the happiest years of my life were when all three of them were at home.