Plan to make 12th grade optional for Utah students stalls

02/23/2010 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Utah state Sen. Chris Buttars has withdrawn his proposal to make 12th grade optional, saying it has been misunderstood. Buttars now hopes that lawmakers will study the viability of the plan, which he says could save the state $60 million. "Everyone is saying I want to dump 12th grade," Buttars says. "That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about accelerated graduation. I believe accelerated graduation is the future of education."

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