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Judges also could order the students to re-enroll in school or begin a diploma equivalency program. 

Sen. Rob Marionneaux, D-Livonia, originally filed his proposal to steer high school dropouts to military service, but that ran into road blocks with members of the Education Committee last week.

Sen. Ann Duplessis, D-New Orleans, raised particular concerns about young women who drop out immediately after having a baby, even if the mother plans eventually to return to school.

Marionneaux said the revised Senate Bill 701 addresses the kinds of students he was aiming for initially. Duplessis supported the new version, which now moves to the full Senate.


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