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Bill Would Take Driver's License from Dropouts

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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Bill Would Take Driver's License from Dropouts

posted Monday, April 19, 2010







WLTX: South Carolina teens who drop out of school or habitually skip their classes would lose their driving privileges until they're 18 under a bill being pushed by a freshman lawmaker.
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Rep. Tom Young called it a short-term solution to the long-term problem of too many students not graduating. He believes threatening to yank the rite of passage from truant youth would be a powerful incentive to keep them in school.

The proposal would allow parents to appeal for an exception if the teen needs a license to get to work or to drive a sick family member to medical treatments.

Education Department officials say the bill would improve the state's on-time graduation rate of 74 percent, but will add costs if students cannot drop out before they are 18 years old.


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by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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tericared
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

 This is already in effect in Florida...

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:36 PM

I don't think it should be the governments place to do so.

Trishintraining
by Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM

 I'd think it would work. As long as they're allowed to drive if they have a job, I don't see any issue with it.  

tericared
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

it doesnt stop kids here from dropping out...or driving with out a DL...

stormcris
by Christy on Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

 We have it in Georgia.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:28 PM

I like it.

hsteele
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I think it should be up to the parents not the government.

Joqui
by Joqui on Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:36 PM

hmm I don't see why they want to pass this bill? will it 'really' make a difference? I didn't know of many drop outs with cars...

MyLittleMan6405
by Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Hmm, it might not be a bad idea if it would actually work.

home-sweet-home
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 11:16 PM


Quoting tericared:

it doesnt stop kids here from dropping out...or driving with out a DL...

That is what I was thinking.

I do not think it is right. I think children should finish school, but the government should not force it. If finishing highschool made one capable of driving, then maybe, but as incentive, I think it is wrong. If they can pass the test, they should be able to get a license. Otherwise it is discrimination in my opinion,

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