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One of the candidates for the Schenectady Board of Education wants to make it harder for students to drop out — by making it illegal. County Youth Bureau Director Edward Kosiur wants to require students to stay in school until they are 18. The school board could vote to make that change, according to state law, but it would only apply to unemployed students. Kosiur said letting students drop out at 16 is wrong. “That’s ...


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safny
April 29, 2013
6:52 a.m.

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That's a great idea - if they don't go to school, arrest them and send them to prison and make them go to school there.

wmarincic
April 29, 2013
7:47 a.m.

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If they want to quit school make them join the military.

hodgkins.t
April 29, 2013
8:26 a.m.

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Thomas Hodgkins is also running for the Board of Education. To see his Education Reconstruction Platform see:
http://schenectadyplaygrounds.blogspot.c...

steveleary1
April 29, 2013
8:46 a.m.

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Why not look at the reasons that students are dropping out and try to correct the problems.

schdypete
April 29, 2013
8:59 a.m.

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Make them join the military??? The military is about to cut 80,000 personnel by 2017.

JIMOCONNOR
April 29, 2013
9:40 a.m.

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This is reductionistic stupidity. Elect this gent, and we'll get evan more. Protect us from ourselves. I'm not sure it is a single school district's prerogative to set minimal graduation age anyway. Graduation is the conference of a document attesting the number of credits earned in specific academic tracts up to the year of a person's 21st birthday. The candidate has found a way to get his name publicized, not to make a meaningful contribution.

caremarch
April 29, 2013
10:42 a.m.

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Kosiur said letting students drop out at 16 is wrong. (I agree )

But, under the board’s current policy, they have to let them leave.
I believe this is state education law and the school can not just change policy for this school and have it so. It would require a change in the law. Correct me if I am wrong but...

caremarch
April 29, 2013
10:45 a.m.

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Sorry reread see where it says Law would allow oops

robbump
April 29, 2013
6:12 p.m.

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The military doesn't want society's rejects.
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Schools should not be in the business of transportation. Give kids CDTA passes instead of expanding school transportation programs.

wmarincic
April 29, 2013
6:16 p.m.

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I wonder what costs less, welfare and incarceration or the military so what is your point schdypete? The military is not cutting anyone, they may be hiring less but if they are in the military and can pass their PT tests they can reenlist, I have two kids in the military and my daughter is reelisting as we speak.

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