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Keeping Kids in School

Educating at-risk students in W.Va.

January 14, 2013

It has been suggested West Virginia should raise the age limit for compulsory school attendance. It now is 16 years of age; one recommendation is to increase that to 18....

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Jan-16-13 11:32 AM

Why will nobody address the completely broken system? Why not address how our nations spends way more per student and gets way less? Why not address that it's almost impossible to get rid of horrible system employees and that it's almost impossible to discipline horrible trouble makers in the classrooms? The main trouble is not money, not time, it's the complete and total failure of the system to be able to correct the problems with the people (employees/teachers/students).

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Jan-14-13 9:22 PM

I agree that college graduates are having a tough time but the mindset has really changed in the past 30 years with regard to government benefits.Getting disability is actually a lifetime goal for a significant number of our population.They actually take pride in "achieving it"

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Jan-14-13 9:49 AM

Regrettably MrAlex is correct.

Once at-risk student drops out of school the state should issue them a shovel, a mop, a broom and a life long supply of gloves. Because that's all tools they'll need for the rest of their life. That is unless we continue to provide benefits which reward them for doing nothing.

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