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Quarter of Australian students drop out, new report reveals

26 Oct 2015 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

One in four Australian students fails to complete a year 12 certificate or vocational equivalent, and 30 per cent of year 7 students are falling behind international benchmarks in reading.  

A landmark national study by education policy think tank the Mitchell Institute has also exposed an alarming discrepancy between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and warns the gaps are widening in a "segregated" system that leaves poorer students behind. 



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