This is an interesting idea. I suspect so few students will take advantage of it that some of the potential negative results (such as the schools losing the funding) won't be much of a problem:
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is proposing a three-year graduation plan, with a reward for those who speed thru their secondary education.
"He proposed that for someone who graduates (from high school) in three years, they can have the fourth year of funding to offset their college expenses," said EVSC Superintendent Dr. Vince Bertram.
The state currently gives school systems nearly $6,000 per student per year.
A lot of students tend to coast in their senior year anyway, especially in the last half, so why not encourage the ones headed for college anyway to skip the last year? But I wonder how many of the ones who go for it will look back later in life and decide they jumped out of their last safe haven -- where they can sort of act like adults but don't have the responsibilities yet -- a year before they needed to?