Education

How Schools Reacted

October 10, 2001 1 min read

A national survey of 1,241 public and private school students asked how their schools reacted to the recent terrorist attacks.Teachers have been talking about the tragedy in class since it happened.

All
students
Ages
8 to 9
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10 to 12
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13 to15
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16 to 18
I watched TV coverage of the event at school the day it happened. 60% 18% 34% 73% 75%
Teachers have been talking about the tragedy in class since it happened. 66 49 60 70 72
My school made counselors available for students who might need them. 52 34 43 54 60
I have been allowed to keep watching the TV coverage of the event at school. 27 10 17 31 34
My school had an assembly to help explain what happened. 23 27 24 20 23
My school or teachers have sent letters home to my parents about the tragedy. 21 40 27 22 10
My teachers have tried to avoid talking about the tragedy. 16 21 12 16 16

SOURCE: Harris Interactive