Communications 1999

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Use the links on this page to explore in more detail the issues and facts we discussed in class on Friday, April 30, 1999.

  1. We began with the Washington Post-ABC News Poll on School Safety conducted in the days after the Littleton, Colorado school shooting.
  1. We next heard Mike Males' two minute commentary on Marketplace Radio (April 23, 1999).   While this is not available for online listening, Males has written many articles and books.  If you are interested in learning more about his evidence and thoughts, peruse these
  1. Books
  1. Online articles
  1. Our next topic was the Student Safety Facts sheet that I prepared using the following sources.
  1. The Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998
    Section 2: Vital Statistics (Table #150: Suicides by Race, Age and Method: 1980 to 1995)
    Section 4: Education (Tables 255 and 270)
  2. The National Center for Education Statistics
  3. Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998
  4. the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports
  5. School House Hype: School shootings and the real risks kids face in America
  1. Lastly, we examined the Leading Causes of Death (and overall probabilities of dying) for teens in the U.S.  To do this we looked at Section 2, Table 141 in The Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998.

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