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DROPOUT DILEMMA
(2008-02-11)
(wgvu) - THERE ARE MOVES IN LANSING TO REPLACE A
CENTURY-OLD LAW THAT LETS MICHIGAN STUDENTS DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL
ANYTIME AFTER THEIR 16TH BIRTHDAY.
GOVERNOR GRANHOLM AND SOME LAWMAKERS BACK LEGISLATION CALLING
FOR STUDENTS TO STAY IN SCHOOL UNTIL THEY TURN 18 UNLESS THEY EARN
THEIR DIPLOMAS FIRST.
DIFFERENCES IN THE WAYS THAT SCHOOLS TRACK DROPOUTS MAKES FIRM
FIGURES HARD TO GET, BUT IT'S ESTIMATED 75 TO 90 PERCENT OF
MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADUATE EACH YEAR.
THE REST EITHER DROP OUT OR GET LOST IN A SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T
ALWAYS ACCOUNT FOR STUDENTS WHO TRANSFER SCHOOLS OR MOVE AWAY.
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