Ontario included dead kids to calculate high school graduation rates

Ontario’s high school graduation rates, as calculated by the Ministry of Education, until recently included students who had left the country and even those who died.

School boards, which have raised complaints about the oddities in the calculations, say the ministry has taken some steps to correct which students are included in the formula, but they believe there are still fixes to be made.

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  • BillyHW

    Cuba has a 99% literacy rate.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      And some rual mountainous districts in Cuba have not had an infant mortality since the 1970’s.
      Their socialist medicine is THAT good, especially when compared to the Americans who have babies dying in even their finest hospitals.

      • eMan14

        We have fluid genders, diversity at all costs, and “progressive” sex education.

      • BillyHW

        If only we could be more like them.

  • Raymond Cameron

    Will these dead students vote for Justin?

    • Clausewitz

      My guess would be yes since he’s using the Obama dance in order to get himself elected. I’m also keeping a sharp eye on my cat, there’s no telling what the Liberals will use with the name of Pedro the Wonder Cat. Probably try to pass him off as a progressive beat poet who naturally would vote for the brain dead one.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I just received an advance copy of Pedro The Wonder Cat’s first volume of free verse entitled WHISKEY & WHISKERS. The flyleaf featured an endorsement by ShinyPony! Now you know!

        Your cat is an informer! But then again, he’s also a very gifted poet. Be kind.

    • Reader

      Over and over and over.

    • Exile1981

      I was wondering how many signed up to vote.

  • zee

    I wonder if it started while Wynne was Education Minister.

  • mauser 98

    lesbian math

    • Justin St.Denis

      How about “A day without lesbians would mean a day of better, saner, more honest government for the province of Ontario.”

      It’s hard to argue with the truth.

      • mauser 98

        pphhhrrtt …don’t say that
        Wynne will swat team you with her paid off OPP union thugs.

    • Petey

      Yikes! Dykes!

      • Clausewitz

        Could be worse, could be Dykes on Bikes.

  • ontario john

    Yes but the important issue is whether those dead kids were homophobic.

  • canminuteman

    As long as they include them in the “didn’t graduate” column, I don’t see a problem.

    • Reader

      I don’t know.

      This is the Kathleen Wynn’s Ontario Liberal government after all.

  • I saw a marking rubric that stated teachers did not need to focus on the students’ bad grammar, punctuation or spelling.

    I’d take a good look at that, as well.

    Clogging the rolls with the dead? That is something the Democrats would do.

  • Edubeat

    The PeelDSB never fails anyone in elementary school b/c it makes the empty suits look bad