ASSEMBLYWOMAN SHOWS SUPPORT FOR RAISING MINIMUM AGE TO END SCHOOLING

At least one lawmaker is on board with making children go to school till being 18-years-old. Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on Wednesday hailed President Obama’s call for raising the compulsory school attendance to 18 years of age, noting that she has sponsored a New Jersey bill to accomplish the same goal. The bill would raise the age requirement for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age. Students who graduate high school before their 18th birthday would be exempt. The thought is that this would keep some children from becoming drop outs.

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