New Hampshire's governor wants to raise the compulsory school attendance age to eighteen. He hopes that this, combined with more alternative education programs, will reduce the dropout rate.
This article outlines the arguments for and against raising the age limit. It also profiles some of the strategies used to engage students at high risk for dropping out.
What do you think about raising the age to eighteen?
Keeping at-risk kids in school requires programs, not rhetoric - Boston.com:
"More than a dozen states, including California and Texas, already require students to stay until age 18. Opponents in New Hampshire agree the dropout rate should be reduced. But they say extra support and programs for struggling students must come first, and raising the compulsory attendance age without them would be pointless." [More]