The perspectives of teachers, district personnel, and parents on issues related to crime, violence, and the general climate of schools have been tapped in several National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveys.
The District Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools
The District Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools was a one-time national survey conducted in the 1990-91 school year. About 700 public elementary, secondary, and combined school district superintendents were asked about issues related to safety, discipline, and drug-use prevention in the schools in their districts. It covered such topics as:
The Teacher Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools was a one-time national survey of teachers' perspectives on issues related to safety, discipline, and drug use prevention in public elementary and secondary schools during the 1990-91 school year. A national sample of 1,350 public school teachers responded to questions concerning the extent of discipline problems within schools and the nature and effectiveness of current policies and drug education programs. Specific topics covered included: