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Contrary to popular opinion, if children ran the schools, safety—instead of longer vacations—would be a priority. "I would try to improve the security, because a lot of kids, their parents can't come to pick them up," says Toussaint Tingling-Clemmons, an eighth-grader in Washington. "Walking to and from school, it's tough."

The random survey of nearly a thousand eight-to-seventeen-year-olds conducted by Roper Starch Worldwide found that youngsters were more practical than expected. Out of ten ways to make schools better, 41% favored hiring better teachers and 33% wanted smaller classes.

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