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Drop Out!

September 9, 2007 Drop Out! By Ted Burnett My essay is in response to: “Dropping out too young” by David Nichols, Ed. D., his email address is Dr. Nichols’ Op-ed appeared in the Sunday, September 9, 2007, edition of the Mobile Press-Register. His commentary can be read in its entirety by clicking on the following link: This morning, I read with great interest Dr. David Nichols’ commentary on the problem of high school students dropping out early and his proposed solution to raise the required attendance age. The focus of this educator’s piece was on pointing out the problem child in his mind — the dropouts. Never once did he acknowledge the...

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