“At-Risk” Students Often…

  • are male, minorities, and “poor.”

  • have low self-esteem.

  • have parents with poor education, who don’t care much about their children’s education.

  • have family problems such as being abused or neglected.

  • do not participate in school activities or identify with the school.

  • have disciplinary problems and truancy issues.

  • exhibit impulsive, delinquent behavior.

  • have problematic peer relationships.

  • abuse drugs and alcohol.

  • get pregnant.

  • go to jail.

Taken from http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-928/risk.htm

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