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Make them pay

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March

Florida lawmakers are not the only ones considering whether to send under-age dropouts to vocational school before letting them leave school. Politicians in England have the same idea in mind, according to the Guardian. What's more, the English leaders plan to fine the students who refuse to complete their education. The hardest core of those who disobey the attendance law could face criminal proceedings. Some criticize the idea as too punitive. But education secretary Alan Johnson says, "We need to ensure that we have the right carrots and sticks in place." Your thoughts?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]

    

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