[caption id="attachment_101956" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Since Obama urged lawmakers to make students stay in school until graduation or age 18, only Maryland has approved a plan to raise the dropout age."][/caption]

President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

Since the president urged the change in his State of the Union speech in January, only one state has raised its dropout age to 18, and that won't take effect for...

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