Poll: Lower Expectations For Poor, Minority Teens

10/4/2001 | Detroit News, The

A Harris Poll released Oct. 2 showed that educators and students had different opinions of the level of teachers' expectations for poor and minority teens. Some 56% of secondary school principals strongly believe that teachers had high expectations for students, but only 25% of their students agreed. The survey also shows that educators in schools with a higher number of minorities had lower expectations for their students than colleagues in other schools.

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