Monday, June 1, 2009

CEGEPS To Stay: French Boards

From The Montreal Gazette:

Quebec's French-language school boards no longer advocate scrapping CEGEPs as they deal with high dropout rates and prepare for massive changes to how boards operate.

In 2004, the Fédération des commissions scolaire du Québec, representing 61 boards, endorsed concentrating technical and professional training in high schools, adding Grade 12 and a year to bachelor's programs at university.

But yesterday, newly elected federation president Josée Bouchard, of Alma, said the idea of closing CEGEPS, proposed by consultant Denis Bédard, was discussed, then shelved.

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My Comment: The drop out rate on the Island of Montreal is almost double the average rate for Quebec. The English schools (for now), have a drop out rate that is almost half of the French rate.

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