Translation: We can't handle ourselves so please take away more of our freedom. Music to the state's ears. The survey was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
"Some had high grades and were just bored out of their minds," They found no connection between the classroom and life and their career aspirations."
The report recommends federal, state and local efforts to offer students school options, engage parents and create early-warning systems for at-risk youths. It also calls for more accurate tracking of dropouts and consideration of raising the legal dropout age to 18. Most states sets the compulsory school attendance age at 16 or 17.
In fact, these kids cite too much freedom, which surprised us," Bridgeland said. "They get to high school and all of a sudden under state law they're permitted to drop out, many of the kids know that. They want more order and rules and expectations."
Phyllis Shafly of the Eagle Forum has been doing an excellent job detailing the UN / Gates motives.
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