[AAACE-NLA] Raising mandatory age to 18
jfritsch at roe17.k12.il.us
Wed Jan 11 12:52:55 EST 2006
Marcia and all,
Illinois raised its mandatory age of attendance from 16 to 17 years of age
on January 1, 2005. We are still trying to figure out the implications for
adult education in light of the federal legislation. Many high schools are
strictly enforcing students staying with them until age 17. Others are
"transferring" students to adult education programs at age 16. Some high
school counselors and deans of students have tried transferring much
younger students to our program. I believe the reasoning is that if I can
"transfer" a student at 16, why not 14? Their intent is to improve the
outcomes under No child Left Behind. They are not transferring the
brightest and the best behaved.
We are waiting for guidance for local high schools and adult education
programs in how we can make this work for students.
Director of Adult Education
DeWitt-Livingston-McLean Regional Office of Education
905 N. Main Street
Normal, IL 61761
At 03:39 PM 1/10/2006 -0600, you wrote:
>Is there discussion in other states about raising the mandatory age of
>attendance in K-12 school from 16 to 18? I am hearing rumors this is a
>push in all states. Also what people think about that?
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