Aug. 12, 2008
Want to keep your children's hearts and minds away from gang influence and its accompanying violence? How about more recess and after-school programs? That's what Chicago fifth graders are requesting. Could this work? Maybe. One very telling element in this proposal is their desire for parents to run these after-school programs.
In this week's Mapping America, federal survey data show that married parents and regular church attendance are actually the most effective one-two punch against student fighting.