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News & Views - Oct, 1999 Issue #62

1998 State of Our Nation's Youth
by Horatio Alger Association
Reported in Education Week, Sept. 9, 1998
an annual national survey 

Nearly 60% do not always feel safe in their schools. 

Over 40% say that other students behavior interferes with their performance. 

65.5% have at least 1 teacher or administrator to talk about personal problems. 

69.3% can confide in their mothers. 

40.8% can confide in their fathers. 

40.7% have a family member as role model. 

Less than 1% have a politician as a role model. 

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