So here you are, starting Grade 10 or 11 or 12, and you're not sure you can face another year of school. In fact, you're thinking seriously of pulling the plug.
Whatever your reasons, you're not alone. According to the Ministry of Education, in 2011 81 per cent of B.C. students completed Grade 12 within six years of Grade 8.
That means one out of five didn't complete, even with two extra years. Think of it this way: Out of every Grade 8 class of 30 students back in September 2006, six have still not completed high school in September 2012. (For aboriginal students, the six-year completion rate is 53 per cent.)
So at least you'd have company, right? And you could get out there, find a job, and finally have some freedom and control over your life.
The numbers say just the opposite: The less school you have, the less freedom and control you have.