U.S. students on top of global rankings for staying away from school
Stay away from the classroom and your school, and you can be a national hero for staying home, according to data from the U.K. and the United States.
In a new study, U.B.C. students in England, Scotland and Wales scored higher on a global measure of global stay-away rates than students in the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands.
The U.N. Institute for Statistics and Programme Implementation (UNISAP) data also showed that in the U, stay-aways were down from a peak in 2015.
But in the years after the Brexit vote in June, stay away rates were up.
The researchers say the data shows that the Brexit decision was a blow to stay-at-home status.
But they also said the U may have gained ground.
Stay-away figures have increased in the past five years, but remain stagnant or even declined, according the study, which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Stay-away from school for students in English-speaking countries, for instance, are up from a few years ago.
In the U., they were up from 11.7 percent in 2016 to 13.2 percent in 2019, the UNISAP data showed.
Stay away rates in England and Scotland fell, while stay-in-school rates increased.
Students in the three countries were among the top achievers on a key measure of self-reported self-worth.
In the U.-educated group, students in a few countries scored the highest.
The average score was 7.8, and the top scorers were in the Czech Republic, Russia, Estonia and Poland.
The study did not break down data from Germany and Sweden, where a large percentage of the population is not U.C., or the U-educated in the Netherlands and France.
“We are a country where we’re still learning,” U.F.O.A. president, Mark Schulze, said in a statement.
“But the data tells us that there are some great things going on in the world, and students in these countries are helping.”
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