An article in the Las Vegas Review Journal says Clark County School District officials offered lawmakers a plan to help improve the school district’s 68% graduation rate. School district officials and Nevada lawmakers are talking about not allowing teenagers who drop out of high school to get a driver’s license. I found this article interesting because my office is committed to teen driver safety, and I also have teenage daughters.
Some people think that because students place so much value on getting their driver’s license, this would be a great way to ensure students stay in school. But the article also says some lawmakers also think it might backfire. Some people say students might decide they would rather have a driver’s license and just drop out of school, which they can do legally at age 17 in Nevada.
The issue has stirred up quite the debate. What do you think? Also, if you are a parent or a teen driver, check out my website for a FREE Driver’s ED sample test and all the teen driving laws in Nevada.
-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
Lawmakers urged to link students’ grades, driver’s licenses
BY ED VOGEL
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU
Updated: Mar. 15, 2011 | 8:11 a.m.
CARSON CITY — The Clark County School Board offered lawmakers what at first glance seemed to be a foolproof way to ensure kids don’t drop out of high school. Attend school and earn passing grades, or you can’t get a driver’s license.