Early School leaving - Higher rates of anxiety and depression. Higher rates of smoking and heavy drinking. Greater dependency on medical cards. Higher rates of lone motherhood. Much higher rates of imprisonment.
Because of the drivers we know – poverty is a cycle that has to be broken Increased risk of - Political & Economic System • Emotional & Poor or uneven investment in infrastructure, schooling, job Behavioural disorders creation. Power balance. No • Under performance in Voice school • Poor literacy • Drop out of school & Systemic Societal society + = Dysfunction Dysfunction • Drug & alcohol abuse • Crime • Teen pregnancy 100,000 Kids Social & Cultural Teen pregnancy, family & Generational Poverty community strength, attitudes to Trap education, success. Media. Life chances further Societal & institutional prejudice diminished. Natural talent & potential lost. Impact on next generationSource: One Foundation
What works to break the cycle?Possible points & types of intervention - services School Supports Family Services Classroom management Pre & Ante Natal Parents Home school liaison Parenting Skills & Home Psychiatric Assessments Home support workers Out of school/After school Childcare Youth Services Mentoring Special programmes - Personal Development to drugs and crime prevention Community & School Above all – Early Intervention
What we spend (US$ per head)• Third level – $16,284 (OECD average $13,717)• Second level – $10,868 (OECD average $8,972• Primary level - $7,795 (OECD average $7,153)• Pre-school – Almost nothing at all (OECD average $6,210)• In overall terms we’re spending 5.6% of our national wealth on all forms of education. The OECD average is 5.9%