New Paternalism on Steroids

by Robert Pondiscio
September 12th, 2008

Companies in Alberta, Canada are being urged not to hire high school dropouts to encourage students to get their diploma. 

Alberta’s Education Minister Dave Hancock told the Calgary Chamber of Commerce yesterday that Alberta’s high school completion rate needs improvement. Business has a role to play in helping kids stay in school.  “You can help by refusing to hire anyone without a high school diploma,” Hancock said.

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