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Schools get few A’s on bullying prevention

September 9, 2009

One-quarter of U.S. parents of high-school students give a grade of A for school bullying and violence prevention programs, U.S. researchers say.

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health indicates 26 percent of parents would give their child’s high school an A for preventing bullying and school violence, while 38 percent of parents would give their child’s elementary or junior high an A.

The poll asked 1,087 U.S. parents in May to assign their child’s school an A through F grade for some categories that include:

– 64 percent of parents would give their child’s primary school an A, while 46 percent of parents would give their child’s secondary school an A for keeping parents informed in a school-wide emergency.

– 62 percent of parents would give their child’s primary school an A, while 36 percent of parents would give their child’s secondary school an A, for keeping their child safe during a school-wide emergency.

– 49 percent of parents would give their child’s primary school an A, while 33 percent of parents would give their child’s secondary school an A for building security.

The survey has a margin of error is plus/minus 4 to 6 percentage points.


Source: upi



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