It couldn't possibly have the effect of making kids drop out of school altogether in the alternative, could it?
Surely a more rational approach would be to explore ways to improve "the economy and business" to former levels where a high school diploma was worth something would it not?
Now I'm just confused.
Are you a senior and still unable to provide proof of a job or acceptance to college or the military? Hey, why not commit a crime and get an exemption?
Are you an undocumented student? Ha. Trick question. As soon as that comes out, you're going to be deported under new federal laws.
Old style Chicago politics. But hey, why bother with a Board of your personal appointees? Just sign an edict, Rahm.
Or what? Be shot?
...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.