Gap Found in Canada on Perceived Need for Higher Education

December 21, 2009

Young English-speaking Canadians are much more likely than their Francophone counterparts to see higher education as essential, according to a new poll released by The Globe and Mail. The poll found that fewer than 20 per cent of 18- to 24-year-old French speakers said a university degree was essential for success, while 40 per cent of the English speakers said it was. The poll was released as Quebec considers steps it needs to take to lower high school dropout rates.

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