High-school dropouts get second chance in Ontario

Despite a goal to graduate 85% of high-school students in the Canadian province of Ontario by 2011, officials say the number of dropouts is still too high. As a consequence, some are turning to adult learning programmes to complete their education. However, educators say Toronto's five adult learning centres receive little financial support from the government. In the 2007-08 school year, about 11,000 adults were enrolled in continuing education in Toronto.

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