Obama proposal to raise dropout age falls flat

Jun 16, 2012 Full story: Athens Banner-Herald 24

President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#21 Jun 17, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
Dismantle the Department of Education.
It was dismantled for you a long time ago.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#22 Jun 17, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Don't worry. It doesn't apply to the home schooling you obviously recieved.
Or the government schooling you obviously received.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#23 Jun 17, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>If he did that, the teabaggers would never graduate.
At least they will vote without getting paid

“MW 83”

Since: Mar 12

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Jul 21, 2012
Minimum age requirement for kindergarten enrollment is 5 in most states. Either the kid is already 5 at the time of joining(July/August), or turns 5 within a month(end of August) or two(september), soon after joining. But in New York, Cali' and 8 other states it is enough if the kid turns 5, on or before January 1st(ie sixth months after enrollment) within the same academic year. The December borns are really lucky ones in these states. They enroll at the age of 4 1/2(4.5) and turn 5 on or before the new year, by which time they would've completed half the kindergarten academic year. These individuals usually pass out of high school at 17-1/2(17.5).

If this proposal is considered & implemented in all states(inc' NY, Cali), then these guys(Novermber/December borns of NY, Cali, etc) have to sit out for a year after 11th grade, or wait for a year to receive the high school graduation certificate after completing the 12th grade. What a gibberish idea!!

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