Thursday, April 14, 2005

17 and not in school? Be on the look out!

Representative Grace Diaz, my representative, has introduced legislation, H5744, whose summary reads:

This act would require that children attend school until seventeen (17) years of age.
Current RI law stipulates that children must attend school up to age 16. So, what does the General Assembly do?.....they create a commission to study it. I spoke to a lobbyist this week who said that the General Assembly usually creates a commission before passing anything. I laughed then, but I guess he was right.