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School Problems, from Character Counts Workshop



Early 50's ranked list of the top five school problems:

1. Talking out of turn
2. Chewing gum
3. Making noise
4. Running in the hall
5. Cutting in line

Early 2000's list:

1. Drug and alcohol abuse
2. Guns/knives in school
3. Suicide
4. Pregnancy
5. Rape*

(* I began teaching at 21, and will be 62 in Oct. I have first-hand experience with ALL OF THESE on both lists, but all the rape was statutory, not actual. Not on the list, but also in my experience -- multiple cases of father and step-father-sired babies... girls aged 12-16 at the times the incidents occurred.)
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