Drop the 16-year-old Dropout Law

Brittaney Marsico, Staff Writer

A proposed law in New Jersey passed by the Senate in February 2012 states that students will no longer be allowed to drop out of high school at age 16. Students would have to wait until they either graduate or they’re the age of 18. Only 21 states have passed a similar law. When it comes to his desk for signing, Governor Chris Christie should sign it.

I think that this law is a good idea because there would be less people on the streets looking for jobs without a high school education, and more students could go to college. In the State of the Union Address Present Obama urged every state to pass this law. I think that this bill should pass in New Jersey so that high school students are forced to stay in school and finish what they need to get done.