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Raising The Mandatory Attendance Age To 18

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In Massachusetts you can drop out of high school when you turn 16. The state is considering raising the age, as other states have, to try to cut the dropout rate. But does making a student stay in school longer work?

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the entire story, go to

This program aired on March 30, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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