House votes to let young GED students to work full time

6:55 am
Fri October 11, 2013

House votes to let young GED students to work full time

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Unclear how many students would be affected by change in law
The Michigan House has unanimously passed a bill introduced by state Rep. Kate Segal that would allow 16-year-olds who earn their general-equivalency diplomas to work full-time. Segal, a Battle Creek Democrat, pushed the bill specifically to help the youngest graduates of the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy program in Battle Creek, according to a news release Wednesday from Segal's office.