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Senator Pou is a former member of the Assembly Education Committee. She constantly addresses concerns pertaining to education curriculum, school funding, school facilities, school boards, school districts, and school transportation for public, non-public, and vocational schools.
 
Locally, Senator Pou actively participates in many classroom communities. She is a frequent guest speaker in area schools, and, every fall, in concert with the National Foundation for Women Legislators and the Office Depot Foundation, she distributes backpacks to children throughout the 35th District.
 
One of her signature education reform issues is the belief that children in New Jersey should not be able to drop out of high school until they turn 18. Presently, New Jersey allows students to drop out at age 16, essentially hindering these individuals' ability to become productive members of society. By advocating that children be forced to attend school until they are at least 18 years old, Senator Pou is working to ensure more students complete their education and graduate high school, putting them on secure educational footing and facilitating the very best possibility for their future success. 

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Nellie Pou,
Aug 8, 2009, 8:34 AM
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Nellie Pou,
Aug 8, 2009, 8:34 AM
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Nellie Pou,
Aug 8, 2009, 8:34 AM