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SAITAMA — High schools with less academic prestige are likely to attract more students from poor families and suffer a greater degree of dropouts unless educational and economic steps are taken to reverse the trend, according to research conducted by a former high school teacher.

“It has become extremely difficult for high school dropouts to lead decent lives in the midst of the economic slump, and they are inevitably involved in a ‘chain of poverty’ running from their parents to their own children,” said Yasushi Aoto, who taught social studies at Saitama Prefecture high schools.

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