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RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN SCHOOLS FACE COMMON ISSUES, POLL REVEALS

 CHICAGO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the April 25 referendum brings the government of the Russian Federation closer to an American-style democracy, a new poll of leading high school educators reveals that Russian schools are facing the same issues as their American counterparts. Conducted by McDonald's and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the poll reports the top issue facing both Russian and American school administrators is budgetary constraints. Money is a much bigger challenge for Russian educators with 94 percent choosing budgetary constraints as compared with 54 percent of American educators.
 Both groups are also on common ground when it comes to issue number two -- student motivation. School leaders from both countries report they are aggressively exploring new ways to motivate student achievement and reduce spiraling dropout rates.
 Though the United States and Russia are both diverse societies, only the American educators rank cultural diversity third in their classrooms. The Russians' third choice is split between teacher education and student behavior.
 Fifty principals from Russian secondary schools were polled through the Russian Federation's Ministry of Education. These Russian schools participate in a U.S. student exchange program with the NASSP.
 The fifty-one 1993 Assistant Principals of the Year responded to the same survey at this weekend's "Leadership Forum for the 21st Century." The Forum is jointly sponsored by NASSP and McDonald's Corp. and continues April 24-27 at McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Ill.
 The poll asked additional questions of the top American assistant principals on two key issues. While many states are in the process of mandating community service for high school graduation, most American assistant principals (63 percent) believe community service should be an optional experience for students. Nevertheless, all agree that students benefit from participating in community service projects.
 As the importance of school safety receives growing attention in the United States, nearly three quarters of assistant principals (74 percent) report that students today have less respect for authority compared with five years ago. To address this issue, assistant principals are working to establish peer mediation programs, encourage parental involvement and cultivate a positive and inclusive environment.
 NASSP is the nation's largest school leadership organization, representing 43,000 middle level and high school educators. Its membership includes principals, assistant principals, assistant superintendents, deans of students, and college and university professors. The 1993 Assistant Principals of the Year were selected from each state, New York City and Washington, D.C., by NASSP state affiliates. NASSP was established in 1916 and is headquartered in Reston, Va.
 McDonald's is the leading foodservice retailer in the global consumer marketplace, with more than 13,000 restaurants in 66 countries. About 80 percent of McDonald's restaurant businesses are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. McDonald's is one of 30 companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Graphics illustrating the survey results are available by calling Nicole Reilly of Burson-Marsteller at 312-329-7642/
 /CONTACT: Kim Essex, 312-329-7592, or, Nicole Reilly, 312-329-7642, both of Burson Marsteller, for NASSP/


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