I hope the need to be educated. Quitting school should not be an option. Parental & teachers you have a program informing young people what the benefits are graduating college, high school is for basics. Children & young adults Need to Understand the importance of an education which points them in the direction of a Career. I've some students if they have Set Goals, most reply No. Many indicate they do not know what they want to do with their Gifted lives. It would be an idea to read on setting Goals. A book that should be in every classes room; HS & College is What Color Is Your Parachute 2011 version. Young folks need to develop their inborn talents by Reading. I have asked (because I am a motivational speaker) "You U read?" Many replied "NO" Reading and comprehending is a most important requirement for success along with a positive constructive mental attitude. I tell my students who admire my accomplishments,you can achieve the same things I done, we both have the same Brain, but you need desire.
Parents are responsible for keeping their children in school until the age of sixteen. Hopefully, they continue beyond that age because they have dreams and aspirations to a certain quality of life when they graduate.
Laws. In Alberta, Canada, it is illegal to drop out of school until you have turned 16, which means you are in grade 10 or 11 unless your parent pulls you out. Therefore you have completed 10-11 years of school, and you have plenty of knowledge to keep you going in life. It's a different story though for the people who really didn't understand some of the things and got by on all C's and D's