A stu­dent drops out of high school every nine sec­onds, according to a recent study con­ducted by the National Center on Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion and Tran­si­tion. In his recent State of the Union address Pres­i­dent Obama pro­posed a rel­a­tively simple solu­tion: require every state to keep all stu­dents in school until they grad­uate or turn 18.

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