Louisiana lawmakers say alternate diploma could reduce dropout rate

06/22/2009 | Advertiser (Lafayette, La.), The

An alternate Louisiana diploma for students focused on work rather than college could soon be a reality under a bill that has the support of many legislators and Gov. Bobby Jindal. They say it could reduce the dropout rate, but some educators fear the bill would make Louisiana schools less rigorous and send students into the work force without basic academic skills.

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