If you currently are a 16- or 17-year old dropout in Kentucky, you are going to be forced back into school.
This news comes from an interesting Herald-Leader story that ran yesterday about what is happening as Kentucky’s new mandatory minimum dropout age of 18 takes effect.
Per the Herald-Leader, both the school districts and the court system are sending out notices to 16- and 17-year old dropouts that they have to register and show up when school begins again in August. There is no grandfathering clause in recent legislation that moved the minimum age in Kentucky to 18.
And, like lots of legislation built around coercion, the best intentions may result in unintended consequences.