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D.C. Wants to Force Kids to Apply to College

In the absurdist world that is the D.C. metro government, the college bubble has taken a fascist turn.

Council Chairman Kwame Brown introduced legislation Wednesday that would require all D.C.-area high school seniors to apply to at least one college or post-secondary institution. Brown’s plan would also mandate that students take the ACT or SAT, and apply for financial aid.

This is a logical turn in a country where people want to force private citizens to buy health insurance. I have to ask: Will there be prison time for those who refuse to apply to college? How about the death penalty for those who skip the SATs?

How far is too far in forcing young people to do what the government says is best for them?

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