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Bill Would Strip Driver’s License
From Truant Kids

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/26/2013 10:28:18 AM

LANSING - Legislation in Lansing would take away driver’s licenses from students who are repeatedly absent from school. Democratic Rep. Andy Schor of Lansing introduced two bills last week in the Republican-controlled state House to combat the problem of truancy. Driving is a privilege and one that young people treasure, making it a good way to motivate them to stay in school, Schor said. “Children need to be in school learning,” Schor said in a statement. “If students aren’t in school, they can’t become educated and move on to become successful.” The legislation would compel judges to notify the secretary

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Article doesn´t say, but I would imagine there´s going to be an exemption for illegal alien students with drivers licenses.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 12/26/2013 10:33:49 AM     (No. 9668222)

Anyone who seriously thinks taking a license away from a kid will stop them from driving needs is living in an alternative universe. This is a complete waste of time and energy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/26/2013 10:37:11 AM     (No. 9668225)

Many of them already drive without licenses.

We are reminded that the headed-for-serious-crime Trayvon Martin was a chronic truant in the last few years before his bad decision re George Zimmerman. Those who know about such things believe truancy is the first sign of a kid´s heading into serious delinquency.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 12/26/2013 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9668233)

There will be unintended consequences.

I am sure there will be an exemption if you are not in school, but working to support self and/or family. Many borderline students will simply drop out of school. The schools will lose money. Kids will remain ignorant. The politicians will feel good about themselves. Nothing will change.

I suggest that we bring back the draft. Anybody who is not in school and not gainfully employed should be subject to the draft to either the military or into a military school [or both].

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Quisp, 12/26/2013 10:54:29 AM     (No. 9668247)

Georgia already has this law. Because my daughter was ill her sophomore year, was out for more than 10 days and on her first day back neglected to turn in the note from me saying she´d been sick, she lost her permit for a year. Even me showing up with hospital paperwork, and pointing out that her transcript showed As and Bs so she clearly wasn´t truant didn´t change the ruling. We chalked it up to a hard lesson in the perils of absent-mindedness.

My county still has a 25% drop out rate. In the county next door it´s 50%, so I don´t see that the tie in to driving is helping all that much.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/26/2013 10:55:36 AM     (No. 9668249)

They may be ´learning´ more on the streets.

BTW---Military conscription is just another form of slavery.

Showing up with a backpack and going through the lunch line does not constitute getting an education.

We have the teacher´s union to thank for this.

The UAW decimated much of Michigan already but the socialist clown parade marches on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/26/2013 11:39:31 AM     (No. 9668339)

Colossally stupid idea for all the reasons expressed. How many kids have licenses before the ´drop-out´ age?




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Reply 7 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/26/2013 12:29:35 PM     (No. 9668438)

Perhaps instead of looking at the kids as the problem in the dropout rate, Michigan ought to look harder at its education system.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wsdiego, 12/26/2013 12:59:29 PM     (No. 9668481)

With the liberal indoctrination in the schools of today!

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