Survey finds many non-binary students feel unsafe in Iowa City schools


Nearly three-fourths of students in Iowa City schools who took a recent survey and identify their gender as non-binary feel that their school is not safe.

The school climate survey, given to students in grades 5-12 in February and March, found 70 percent of survey takers with a non-binary gender identity reported "feeling unsafe in their classes." 

The University of Iowa Public Policy Center conducted the survey in partnership with the Iowa City Community School District. The second-annual survey revealed disparities in school experiences based on gender, sexuality and race. 

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