ST. PAUL (AP) -- Far fewer males than females in the Class of 1999 expect to be actively involved in their communities six years after leaving high school, an education department survey found.
About 43 percent of male graduates in 1999 anticipated being involved in their communities, down significantly from the 60 percent rate detected in a survey of 1997 graduates. Among females, 65 percent expect to give back to their communities compared to 69 percent two years earlier.
The finding is among the sharpest differences between genders reported in a Department of Children, Families and Learning report released Wednesday. Results were pulled from answers by 1,992 students and parents at 35 high schools. The survey's margin of sampling error ranged from 1 percent to 7 percent depending on the question.
The report includes data for the graduating classes of 1997, 1998 and 1999. Next year, the department plans a follow-up survey with the Class of 1997 to assess progress toward its stated goals.
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