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Oklahoma only average in national dropout rankings

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 21, 2012

One step in the right direction might be to require youths to turn 18 before they can drop out. Now, with permission from parents and school officials, Oklahoma students can bail at age 16.

We've said often that efforts must increase to get a better grip on the number of dropouts, study why teens are leaving and identify potential dropouts early. But a law that drives home the importance of education to students and parents sure couldn't hurt.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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