New Hampshire mulls raising school attendance age to 18

01/24/2006 | National Public Radio

In a piece on National Public Radio's Day to Day program, reporter Amy Quinton examines proposed New Hampshire legislation that would raise the age for quitting school from 16 to 18. Gov. John Lynch and other supporters say the move would help curb the dropout rate, particularly if high schools were to develop alternate programs for at-risk students. Critics say forcing older teenagers to stay in school would likely lead to more truancy.

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