Archive for January, 2012

Standing up to crimes against international students

January 8, 2012
(Original artwork by Mengfei Chen, Patterson Press)

School is a place for students to seek knowledge and growth. It plays an important role in spreading civilization and culture. For a school to perform its role, it must be structured and orderly. Students need to feel safe and protected in school so they can concentrate on learning. Yet many high school students all over the nation do not feel safe at all. Every year, crime rates among teenagers continue to grow. International students, who are still adjusting to a new language and culture, are especially vulnerable to crimes like theft and assault, as well as threats and bullying in general.

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