'No Pass, No Drive' Laws: Popular But...

'No Pass, No Drive' Laws: Popular But Not Proven

There are 4 comments on the Education Week story from Jan 25, 2011, titled 'No Pass, No Drive' Laws: Popular But Not Proven. In it, Education Week reports that:

Over the past two decades or so, a majority of states have implemented policies that link teenagers' driver's licenses to school attendance, academic performance, or behavior, but those requirements aren't backed by solid research evidence.

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have to be kidding

Bowling Green, KY

#1 Jan 26, 2011
This is a joke - no one enforces this - - kids that fail and stay in school until they are 20 or 21 still get licenses and drive around and miss school many days. Child support continues until the child finally is sent through school - this just does not work as a lot of county attorneys offices just worry about child support and not the moms don't make the kid study or even go to school just that they do not graduate so the money continues. License should not be given to a student who cannot pass classes
wrong

Glasgow, KY

#2 Jan 26, 2011
If the child is not or will not do school work, what is the point of making them stay in school? they take up time and space that can be better used for those who want to be there. Education past 8th grade should be a privilege, not a right as it used to be. then maybe high school diplomas will mean what they used to. today there are useless pieces of paper. Can't get a decent job without college. Most college graduates don't even work in the filed of their degree. The away drivers license and what do you have? a child with no job who is going to get in trouble!
Ticked Mom

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Jan 26, 2011
My daughter has missed a lot of school due to illnesses from her being in school around so many sick kids. Therefor, she cannot get her permit due to her attendance. Her grades are fine. My issue is, if I, as her Mother am okay with her having missed those days -what the heck business is it of the State's? They are not concernec about her education - they are concerned because they lose money for every missed day by students! Also, what in the world does school attendance or even grades for that matter have to do with your ability to drive a vehicle!?!?!?!?! How about drug testing!? How about making sure that people who drive are not impaired and if they are, no license?!?! THAT I could understand. I get so sick of the Government intruding into my household. Okay...rant ended :)
Driver

Virgie, KY

#4 Jan 29, 2011
This is a joke, most kids in this position can't afford a car, insurance,gas, any way. You can get a good job with a high school diploma and stay off working people keeping you up. Make it a law 20 or under you have to have a high school diploma in America.

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