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If passed, children would be required to attend school from age 5 to 17 (currently 6 to 17). This expands the state's control over education and would affect all Mississippi students (including homeschool students).
See "Bill History" link below.
While increasing state graduation rates is an admirable goal, notable research from the Brown Center on Education Policy, John Locke Foundation, and Nation Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, consistently find that there is no significant evidence linking high school graduation rates with higher compulsory school attendance ages.
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