Mandatory Dropout Age on Kentucky Tonight

Feb 6, 2012

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss legislation to raise the mandatory dropout age from 16 to 18.

Scheduled guests for the program are:  Senator David Givens, a Republican, representing the 9th District and chair of the Senate Agricultural Committee;  Rep. Jeff Greer, a Democrat, representing the 27th District and Chair of the House Banking and Insurance Committee; Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday; and Richard Ennis, education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

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Kentucky Tonight is a weekly KET production, produced by Deidre Clark.  Bill Goodman is host and managing editor.