Report: Election results have had 'profoundly negative impact' on K-12 students

The recent presidential election has had serious consequences for students across the U.S., finds a new report issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

It states, "Ninety percent of educators report that school climate has been negatively affected, and most of them believe it will have a long-lasting impact."

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The report goes on to reveal that "a full 80 percent describe heightened anxiety and concern on the part of students worried about the impact of the election on themselves and their families."

The data also showed a rising trend in "verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags."

The report quoted a New Jersey high school teacher as saying, "The day after the election I had a group of Hispanic girls in my homeroom targeted by a boy who told them Trump was going to deport their families."

Similarly, a high school teacher from Washington State is said to have commented, "Many of my students feel fear, particularly my students of color, my Latino students, LGBTQ students and so on. They worry about their future and their rights."

These findings were based on an online survey of more than 10,000 K-12teachers and other school staff conducted from November 14-23.

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