It is reported that school counsellors say that fear of litigation by parents makes them less that truthful in their reports on students seeking admission to higher education. Counsellors will report only on a student's academic achievements, not on possibly anti-social or criminal behaviour. Parents pressure counsellors to suppress details of disciplinary problems so as to improve their children's chances of acceptance into university. Universities, however, are concerned that, in the often stressful climate of higher studies, students with a criminal past are more likely to show violent behaviour.
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