The Quebec government has put a real focus on getting a grip on the problem with high school dropouts. But fresh statistics show no progress whatsoever, with the biggest problem in French-language public schools where boys have a 35 per cent drop out rate. Our day's coverage on Radio Noon, Homerun, and first on Daybreak begins with a chance to hear from two of them. Matheiu Germain left school when he was 16, he's now 19. Pascal Daoust is now 26.