Portland, Ore. – New poll results show students giving Portland Public Schools an unsatisfactory grade. A survey shows the majority of teens in the state’s largest school district, are not excited about their classes, and do not feel much connection to staff and faculty. Oregonlive reports some of the lowest responses came from gender fluid and non-binary students; only 18 percent of them had a positive view of their relationships with adults in their schools, and that low 18 percent held when asked if they mattered in school. One positive sign: 85 percent of all students said their teachers treat them with respect. PPS collected more than 57 hundred responses from middle and high school students in the 18-19 academic year.
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