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L.A. Student Does Graduate-Level Research on His High School, Finds It Lacking

"The majority of our computers at Crenshaw are still running Windows XP." A Crenshaw High student compares his school to one in Beverly Hills.

Do students in low-income neighborhoods understand the ways in which their schools are failing them? A group of teen researchers from some of the toughest high schools in Los Angeles do. As part of the UCLA-based Council of Youth Research, local students do graduate-level studies on their own schools and share their findings with their teachers and principals. This year the teens studied the availability of resources like books, computers, and counselors at their schools, and they're not happy about what they discovered.

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