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Obama Push on Mandatory Attendance Age Stalls in States

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Obama Push on Mandatory Attendance Age Stalls in States

Various news outlets are highlighting an Associated Press report that despite President Barack Obama's call for states to raise their compulsory school attendance age to 18 in his State of the Union speech at the start of the year, officials in all but one state responded with an implicit, "No thanks." ... One emerging policy that could change traditional thinking about compulsory attendance the adoption by many states of competency-based requirements for students, instead of traditional seat-time requirements, said Bob Wise, president of the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education.
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