Urban Los Angeles students call for more college-prep courses

04/28/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Just one in four students in some of South L.A.'s most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods feels safe at school, and 93% want access to more-rigorous classes, according to a student-led survey of more than 6,000 teens. "A lot of students are depressed because of the conditions in their school," said Anna Exiga, a high-school junior who helped organize the survey.

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