Thursday, September 3, 2009

Anti-Dropout Initiative Shows Promise

Youth Fusion teams up university and high-school students on a variety of projects related to the media, the environment, politics and democracy.

From CTV:

The province's fight against its dismal high school dropout rate has a new weapon: university students.

For the past year, a group of Concordia undergrads has been mentoring disadvantaged high-school students in a bid to prevent the teenagers from dropping out.

Read more ....

My Comment: The only way you can change the dropout rate is by changing the culture and altitude towards education. Single parent families. Peer pressure. Language difficulties from immigrant families. This all contributes to the high dropout rate .... hiring a bunch of university students to combat this is not going to help.

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