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Death Rates, Uniforms, Paying Kids, & Donated Hair

More Youth Die In Chicago Than Anywhere Else Chicago Reporter
Between 2000 and 2005, the Chicago Police Department reported 375 murders or manslaughters of people younger than 18–more than any other police department in America.

School District Has Dress Code, and Is Buying the Uniforms, Too NYT
Many public schools are supplying their students with an ever-growing list of essentials that go far beyond textbooks. Now they are dressing them, too.

Don't pay kids for good grades Christian Science Monitor
If we give our children $10 for an A, what's next - an iPod for every goal they score in soccer?

Lather, Rinse, Donate NYT
One of the most popular ways young people are contributing to charity these days is growing their hair long and donating it for wigs. But a lot of that hair is unusable.

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