Calls to raise high school dropout age greeted with shrugs in CNY
Published: Friday, February 03, 2012, 5:18 PM Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 5:26 PM
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"...ES-M has had a relatively low dropout rate for years, but has seen modest declines since it raised the dropout age in 2005, DeSiato said.
Even so, she cautioned that simply raising the age without doing more to keep kids in school won’t work. “Students will remain if they are engaged in their learning and if they see it as being relevant to their life,” she said. Johns insists that the key is providing students with more career options, rather than following the current trend of trying to prepare every child for a four-year liberal arts college." What say you CNYTEEA?