New Survey Of Rhode Island Students Released

Nov 26, 2013

A survey of Rhode Island students has turned up some interesting findings.

635 Rhode Island students took part in the survey conducted last spring.
Credit Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

The survey of 635 students was conducted last spring by Young Voices, a student advocacy group.  They asked their peers what could be done to improve graduation and attendance rates.  Young Voices executive director Karen Feldman said two issues came up repeatedly: discipline and hands on learning opportunities.

"They wanted to see discipline handled in a more consistent way, in a more fair way, in a way that shifted the culture towards penalizing young people and actually towards being supportive. So less suspension, less pushing young people out," said Feldman.

The students recommend that discipline be made more constructive and that more hands-on learning opportunities be made available to them.

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