Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November VIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
According to Statistics Canada, the High School dropout rate the last XX (20) years has been slashed by almost 1/2 from 340,000 to 191,000. So from roughly XVI.VI to VIII.V aged XX-XXIV do not have a High School Diploma. If I with an auditory disablity can obtain II High School Diplomas, then an 85-90% completion rate for these young adults is not too far out of reach.
Even in good economic times, those without a High School Diploma have on average nearly double the unemployment rate & earn $70.00 less per week then their colleagues who have a Diploma. It really is food IV thought. Getting a job & holding onto it at all costs is easier the more educated a person you are.
Source: Postmedia News, Mark Iype.