DROPPING OUT of SCHOOL
CHANGES IN DROPOUT RATE
Montreal 2009 Montreal 2018 Total 24.6% 16.3% Girls 20.6% 13.8% Boys 28.5% 18.8%
COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES
Throwing in the towel has considerable repercussions on both the one that drops out and therefore the community as an entire . consistent with the 2019 study Persévérance scolaire et conciliation études-travail : une piste de solution à la pénurie de main-d’œuvre, “…students within the towel|chucking up the sponge|dropping by the wayside|giving up|quitting|falling by the wayside"> throwing in the towel of Montréal’s public establishment in the 2019–2020 academic year alone will earn $261.7 million less over the course of their working lives.
For the govt , this represents $72.02 million in lost tax revenues from secondary 5 dropouts in these school boards. The impact on Montréal’s economy is almost $600 million.” Moreover, compared to highschool graduates, dropouts are less civically engaged. as an example , they vote less, do less volunteer work, and make fewer donations of blood. throwing in the towel also hurts the drop-outs on a private level. People lacking highschool diplomas have lower annual incomes and better unemployment rates, are more likely to suffer from depression, and have shorter life expectancies than highschool graduates
→DROPOUTS, WHO ARE THEY?
Dropouts present a good range of characteristics. Janosz et al. (2006) have classified them into four distinct types: quiet, maladjusted, disengaged, and low-achiever. Quiet – 40% of dropouts Tend to return from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods Like school Say they're engaged with their education Present no behavioural problems Grades are nevertheless low Maladjusted – 40% of dropouts Present behavioural problems Also tend to fail at college Problems present in several areas of their lives (school, family, and social) Have troubled family environments Disengaged – 10% of dropouts Say they're disengaged with school, school doesn't add up to them Have some behavioural problems Have average grades Low-achievers – 10% of dropouts Very poor grades; tend to fail or repeat grades This affects their motivation at college Present no or few behaviours problems
→RE-ENGAGING WITH SCHOOL
Re-engaging with school is a crucial think about Québec’s graduation rate. The Youth in Transition Survey estimates that 65% of the children who. leave school without a diploma eventually return to end highschool . The labour shortage can jeopardize efforts to return. to high school dropping out of school The increasingly observed decline in enrollment generally course .and vocational education could also be thanks to the present labour shortage, which makes it easier. to seek out well-paying jobs that need little or no qualification. it's likely that easier access to the work market turns children who would otherwise have eventually returned to high school into permanent dropouts.