No summer break for Georgia lawmakers – late last week, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) made appointments to a number of committees in preparation for next year’s legislative session.

One of these committees will look at the age for mandatory attendance in Georgia’s public schools. This is an issue that seems to come up every year — but never gets across the finish line. In the 2021 session, Senators passed SR 192 which creates the Senate Age of Mandatory Education Study Committee which will determine whether the age of mandatory attendance in Georgia should be raised from 16 to 17. 

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