At least two New Mexico lawmakers don't want students to be able to collect a high school diploma unless they have a state-approved post-graduation plan.
To be clear, the students can't simply tell their school counselors what their plans are. The bill—HB23, introduced by Nate Gentry, a Republican, and Daniel Ivey-Soto, a Democrat—gives teens a small menu of approved choices. To get their diplomas, students have to commit to one of the following:
- Attending college (either four-year or two-year)
- Participating in a trade or vocational program
- Getting an internship or apprenticeship
- Military service
Asshats apparently think the students lives should be under state control as much as possible. If this crap passes, everyone who votes 'yes' should be removed from office.