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Minority Students Face Hostile Work Environment at School

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Minority Students Face Hostile Work Environment at School

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Minority Students Face Hostile Work Environment at School

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Black, Hispanic and white children experience different realities at school. That's according to a survey by a group called Public Agenda. It asked students if they had problems with profanity, truancy, fighting, weapons and drug abuse. Minority kids were far more likely to say "yes." Close to one-third of black students say their teachers spend more time keeping order than teaching. The study says minority students face what amounts to a hostile work environment.

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Black, Hispanic and white children experience different realities at school. That's according to a survey by a group called Public Agenda. It asked students if they had problems with profanity, truancy, fighting, weapons and drug abuse. Minority kids were far more likely to say yes. Close to one-third of black students say their teachers spend more time keeping order than teaching. The study says minority students face what amounts to a hostile work environment.

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