A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.
Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 with a parent’s permission. But Governor Steve Beshear has pushed to change that.
A poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows that 85 percent of parents agree with the governor and would like to see the age raised to 18.
The poll surveyed 1,000 parents in Kentucky.