- The graduation rate for public and Independent schools in 2010– 11 was 81%. However for Aboriginal and special needs students, those numbers are 54% and 53%. It is estimated that only 21% of youth in foster care graduate from high school.
- Increasing levels of support and connection with caring adults in the school setting has been shown to be an important part of helping vulnerable youth graduate, but this requires commitments in time and attention to making schools more welcoming and safe places.
- Addressing issues like income and food security, adequate housing and social supports for students experiencing family problems are also crucial to helping keep youth in school.
Q: If elected, what will your party do to improve the graduation rates for all vulnerable youth?