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Tue February 16, 2010
Greer's bill passes committee
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – A bill boosting Kentucky's dropout age to 18 by July 2014 easily cleared the House Education Committee 21-0. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jeff Greer, says current Kentucky law allowing students to drop out at age 16 with parental consent, is antiquated.
"The current policy has been on the books since 1920 - 1920! The law was relevant back then. Back then it was OK if you had a weak mind and a strong back. There was work out there for you. Times have changed."
The bill, which moves to the House floor, has the backing of First Lady Jane Beshear and House Speaker Greg Stumbo.