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Religiosity, Education, and Civic Belonging: Muslim Youth in New York

Eight out of 10 Muslim high school students surveyed in New York City say their schools are "pretty cool," and 85 percent say they feel safe in them, according to a study by Louis Cristillo, an education
professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
 
The professor conducted a telephone survey of 633 Muslim high school students in the city, primarily in public schools. While most said they felt safe in school, 17 percent of students surveyed--most of
whom are of either Arab or South Asian heritage--said they had been the object of bigotry at school.
 
This article appeared in May 7, 2008 edition of the Education Week.
 
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