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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Mothra

Chandler, AZ

#1 Jun 16, 2012
Why "call" on state to do anything?

Just issue an Executive Order like the rest of the dictators -- and cut federal funding to those who fail to comply.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Jun 16, 2012
Oh dear, don't worry. We have something better that everyone will like. Mormon school prayers in the classroom.
Chuggaboom

Austin, TX

#3 Jun 16, 2012
What, the millions if illegal alien children need a few more years in public schools for their 2 free meals a day and backpacks full of food for the weekends?
Anonymous

Franklin, PA

#4 Jun 16, 2012
That doesn't seem like it would do much. Most kids who get marginalized are fairly well so before 16 and a second chance won't change anything.

What may make a difference is keeping kids out of trouble. That would likely entail taking them away from bad parents, bad neighborhoods and chaotic school environments and putting them into an almost boot camp type environment. Sounds expensive.
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Jun 16, 2012
It's just job security for the teachers union.

Those kids have already chosen to be dead beats so why punish the good students by keeping the bad in their classes for 2 more years wasting time , money and resources.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#6 Jun 16, 2012
Education is not a federal issue in the first place.
well sure

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jun 16, 2012
of course it fell flat, how are his young homeys in chitown to make a living shootin bruthas and selling crack if he makes them stay in skool when they want to drop out ?
Barrok Wilwel

Fishers, IN

#8 Jun 16, 2012
Bar rock again! ;)
Barrok Wilwel

Fishers, IN

#9 Jun 16, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Oh dear, don't worry. We have something better that everyone will like. Mormon school prayers in the classroom.
Topix classroom wil bee Close in June-lie/4th...last chance to type the True..or else another 364day latethe!;-00h, no summer break foo yee Topix Students;-000

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Jun 16, 2012
If he follows suit with obamacare, it should raised to age 26.
brad

Manchester, CT

#11 Jun 16, 2012
Does Obamas disconnect with reality know no limits?
DENG

Nanjing, China

#12 Jun 16, 2012
homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

ALL STUDENTS IN CHINA HAVE AT LEAST 8 HOURS OF WEEKEND HOMEWORK AND ABOUT 4 HOURS OF DAILY HOMEWORK EACH DAY IN THE SUMMER VACATIONS IN JULY AND AUGUST.

AND THE HIGH-SCHOOL SENIORS HAVE SCHOOL ON SATURDAY.

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.
Mothra

Chandler, AZ

#13 Jun 16, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Oh dear, don't worry. We have something better that everyone will like. Mormon school prayers in the classroom.
Bigot.
Gump

Enterprise, AL

#14 Jun 16, 2012
Robert wrote:
Education is not a federal issue in the first place.
It is in the eyes of the Liberals.

They think everything is a federal issue, and only big government can solve our problems.

Of course, had our government followed its mandate and defended our borders for the past 50 years, we'd not have a lot of these social issues to deal with in the first place.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#15 Jun 17, 2012
Robert wrote:
Education is not a federal issue in the first place.
Dismantle the Department of Education.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Dallas, GA

#16 Jun 17, 2012
Gump wrote:
<quoted text>
It is in the eyes of the Liberals.
They think everything is a federal issue, and only big government can solve our problems.
Of course, had our government followed its mandate and defended our borders for the past 50 years, we'd not have a lot of these social issues to deal with in the first place.
We the people have not been doing very well at holding our government accountable. We need to get back on track, starting with repealing the 17th Amendment.
LOL

San Diego, CA

#17 Jun 17, 2012
What dropout age? The clowns just stop coming to class!
brad

Manchester, CT

#18 Jun 17, 2012
LOL wrote:
What dropout age? The clowns just stop coming to class!
Exactly.
This idiot thinks on some level hes making a difference with symbolic legislation.
Never address an issue,just draw a smiley face on it for the next episode of dinner with Barak.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#19 Jun 17, 2012
Robert wrote:
Education is not a federal issue in the first place.
Don't worry. It doesn't apply to the home schooling you obviously recieved.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#20 Jun 17, 2012
RustyS wrote:
If he follows suit with obamacare, it should raised to age 26.
If he did that, the teabaggers would never graduate.

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