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Discipline in Schools

Children from broken homes cause a strikingly disproportionate share of discipline problems in schools and fare far worse academically than their peers from two-parent homes, according to an extensive new study. For every two-parent child disciplined, the study says, teachers took to task three one-parent children. Comparing children from broken homes to those with both parents, the ratio for dropouts was 9 to 5; for expulsions, 8 to 1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rising divorce rate means 48% of school children during the next decade will come from one-parent homes.

Chicago Tribune, quoted in His, November, 1980