Parents in Quebec fear their kids won't finish high school
The dropout rate in Quebec may have dropped by 4 % this year but a new survey by Leger Marketing shows that 40% of parents are worried that their child won't finish high school.
The online survey shows that 82% of the 3025 respondents are worried about Quebec's dropout rate, with a higher concern for the number of boys dropping out.
“Parents and none parents are saying the same thing, we need to be able to pinpoint children who have difficulties very early, maybe even in early infancy," Christian Bourque, Vice President at Leger Marketing, told CJAD.
"As soon as they show signs that school might be more difficult for them in life, that’s when we need to intervene.”
Bourque says contrary to popular belief the survey showed that parents are happy with the performance of teachers but that parents think they're part of the problem and want help to keep their kids interested.
The survey was conducted online between October 4-12 on behalf of the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.
Recent statistics show that 25 % of Quebecers under the age of 20 do not have a high school diploma.