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Drop Out Law

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Drop Out Law

  1. 1. Drop Out Law By: Jacob Page Final Project
  2. 2. Finish School <ul><li>Kids should stay in school until they graduate so that they can get the best opportunities to succeed in the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Created In 1903 <ul><li>The Drop Out Law was set at 16 in 1903, to accommodate kids that worked on farms and in factories. </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Or Old Drop Out Law? <ul><li>New: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have to be 18 to drop out. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Old: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had to be 16 to be able to drop out. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Old Plan <ul><li>Currently kids just have to meet with the principal about them dropping out, and have a signed approval from a parent or guardian. </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Plan <ul><li>With the new law the student has to have a plan to complete their education before leaving the traditional classroom. </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Plan Includes: <ul><li>The plan : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for the equivalency Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Programs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Until Graduation? <ul><li>I think keeping kids in school longer will prepare them more for what comes with being an adult, and set them up for better jobs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Less $ <ul><li>Adults between the age of 25 to 34 who dropped out earn a lot less than the ones who graduated. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Working While In School <ul><li>Yet some kids that are still in school, are already in the workforce. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What They Get Into….. <ul><li>Rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and crime, are significantly higher among high school dropouts. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prison? <ul><li>Nearly 80% of prisoners in America are high school dropouts. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Bill <ul><li>States that if someone wants to leave high school, they must have a plan to work on there schooling in another way. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Bill Critics <ul><li>Some parents think that the bill takes away the rights of parents to decide when their child's schooling is done. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Bill Supporters <ul><li>Others say that it gives parents responsibility since they have to help there child find an alternative schooling plan. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Statistics <ul><li>Last year the New Hampshire Department of Education reported a drop out rate of 11.8% statewide, and a total of 2,129 students. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Video
  18. 18. Video Notes <ul><li>So stay in school because these kids didn’t and they got into bad things. </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Opinion <ul><li>Kids should stay in school until they graduate to get the best out of their opportunities in the future. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Work Cited <ul><li>Haley, Brain. New Hampshire Law Library . 27 June 2007. 16 Dec. 2008 http://nhlawlibrary.blogspot.com/ ‌ 2007/ ‌ 06/ ‌ dropout-age-raised.html>.Knoy, Laura. メ R aising the Dropout Age. モ nh Public Radio . 5 Jan. 2007. 16 Dec. 2008 <http://www.nhpr.org/ ‌ node/ ‌ 12038>.Love, Norma. メ N .H. raises dropout age to 18. モ boston.com . 26 June 2007. 15 Dec. 2008 http://www.boston.com/ ‌ news/ ‌ education/ ‌ k_12/ ‌ articles/ ‌ 2007/ ‌ 06/ ‌ 26/ ‌ nh_raises_dropout_age_to_18/>.Lynch, John. Home page. 24 Jan. 2006. 19 Dec. 2008 http://www.governor.nh.gov/ ‌ news/ ‌ 2006/ ‌ 012306dropout.htm>.Norris, Gage. メ N .H. raises dropout age; Smuttynose plans hit a snag; Dover economic development position eliminated. モ The Wire . 30 May 2007. 5 Jan. 2009 http://www.wirenh.com/ ‌ News/ ‌ In_Brief/ ‌ N.H._raises_dropout_age%3B_Smuttynose_plans_hit_a_snag%3B_Dover_economic_development_position_eliminated_200705302127.html>. </li></ul>

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