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Study: Native graduation rates low in Canada

Only 60 percent of Aboriginals -- First Nations, Inuit and Metis people -- in Canada graduate from high school, according to a study from the C.D. Howe Institute.

The graduation rate drops to 50 percent among people who identify themselves as members of First Nations. And it drops even further, to 40 percent, among people who live on reserves. The national graduation rate is 90 percent.

"That's not good news," study author John Richards told The Gobe and Mail.

The study also showed that only 6 percent of Aboriginals aged 45 or older and 8 percent of Aboriginals aged 25 to 34 have a postsecondary degree. The national rate is 30 percent among those aged 25 to 34.

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Aboriginals left behind in education, study shows (The Globe and Mail 10/29)