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  • 01-01-2001 12:00 AM

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    2008 House Bill 294 (Addressing high school dropout rates)

    Introduced in the House on January 15, 2008, to set as a goal that no school shall have a dropout rate exceeding 4% by 2010 and giving schools with the highest dropout rates and highest number of dropouts priority in receiving dropout prevention program grants

    The vote was 93 in favor, 1 opposed and 4 not voting

    (House Roll Call 0 at House Journal 0)

    Click here to view bill details.
  • 01-17-2008 5:01 PM In reply to

    RE: 2008 House Bill 294 (Addressing high school dropout rates)

    The intent of the bill, reducing dropouts, is laudable, but using our current dropout rates to judge anything is nonsense. The State auditor performed a formal audit of the state's dropout rate data and found the numbers were terribly inaccurate. For this bill to have any meaning, it first must address the incredible inaccuracy in the state's dropout data.
  • 01-20-2008 12:37 AM In reply to

    doling out cash isn't the solution

    Schools are already paid based on attendance. So if students drop out, school already lose money as a result. If you want kids to understand, take a field trip where the kids engage in jobs that they'll be qualified to do as a dropout.
  • 05-19-2009 11:01 AM In reply to

    Re: doling out cash isn't the solution

     I agree. If students got to witness the jobs that they will be able to have as a drop out then it will creat an idea for students to want to stay in school longer and to find a career goal approtunity. Some parents sometimes don't even create the time and effort to expose them to what are the results for droping out. So as adults or teachers we can change it and increas the percentage of graduates. We are the voice and brain of this economy and should be able to show other nations that can be as properly educated as every other nation.

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