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Old 09-08-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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OTTAWA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- More than 90 percent of Canadian young adults have finished high school and more than half are college or university graduates, a new report says.

The report, "Education Indicators in Canada," compares the country to others in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and suggests Canada is one of the best-educated in the world.

Report: Canadians well-educated - UPI.com
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: CFL
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All I'm seeing is a quick summary of the study but just because you have 90 percent doesn't equal more educated... You'd have to have a good comparison of how educated a Canadian High School graduate is compared to another countries High School's graduate. Not all High school diplomas are equal. Some countries don't even have the same structure so you aren't comparing similar items.

It does seem encouraging when they see improvement over the same stats within Canada from previous years.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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Read the recent copy of Newsweek, where we placed 2nd in the world overall behind Finland.
For all the countries in the world that is one he** of an accomplishment.
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/15/i...countries.html

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Old 09-09-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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90% seems pretty low to be honest. That's one highschool dropout for every ten people... It should be 99%.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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90% seems pretty low to be honest. That's one highschool dropout for every ten people... It should be 99%.
Trust me, that is very good.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Moving to Gatineau-Hull
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I am not much a fan of statistics myself, but I liked this one. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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This is probably an indicator that Canadian children are better adjusted, in general, than many other nations, both socially and educationally.

I find it particularly welcome since children who succeed in Canada aren't driven to the same depths of competition as other places, like Japan, which tends to drive a higher suicide rate.
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