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Student letters to president reveal civic views

A study of more than 11,000 letters written in 2016 by students to the next US president has found that most of the letters -- part of the National Writing Campaign to encourage youth civic participation -- focused on immigration, race, guns, the environment and equality issues. Data show students from low-income schools and those with majority students of color were most concerned about race, discrimination and police issues while students in higher-income schools wrote about homework, veterans and abortion.

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