Watch: South Carolina high school dropouts could lose driver’s licenses under new bill

Playing hooky? Fine, but South Carolina students shouldn’t expect to be doing it while cruising around town, the Huffington Post reports. Under a bill advanced last week by a state Senate committee, South Carolina teens who drop out of school or skip too many classes would lose their driving privileges until they turn 18. The proposal now goes to the Senate floor for a vote. It would take effect August 2013 if approved. The move aims to curb the state’s dropout rate, says Republican state Rep. Tom Young, the bill’s main sponsor. And although there are costs associated with the proposal, the bill responds to a need for a more educated workforce in the state. Young’s initiative also echoes President Barack Obama’s January call to keep kids in high school until they turn 18…

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