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Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010
NCES 2011-002
November 2010


Table 12.3.

Percentage of public school teachers who agreed or strongly agreed that student misbehavior and student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching and that school rules are enforced by other teachers and by the principal, by state: School year 200708


  Interfered with teaching   School rules enforced
State Student
misbehavior
  Student tardiness
and class cutting
  By other
teachers1
  By the
principal2
               
United States 36.1   33.5   70.6   88.0
               
Alabama 35.0   32.4   74.7   88.4
Alaska 40.2   49.6   71.6   88.7
Arizona 40.6   41.1   68.4   88.3
Arkansas 32.4   35.8   73.7   90.4
California 35.8   39.0   69.1   86.7
Colorado 30.9   39.2   75.9   88.9
Connecticut 34.5   29.0   67.3   86.3
Delaware 45.5   32.5   64.1   87.4
District of Columbia 58.7   47.4   66.3   73.6
Florida 35.7   35.2   67.0   89.5
Georgia 35.2   27.1   78.3   90.8
Hawaii 46.7   49.0   60.6   82.6
Idaho 35.0   33.6   71.8   90.0
Illinois 35.3   31.2   68.0   87.1
Indiana 42.3   35.6   72.8   86.5
Iowa 38.1   32.7   69.6   87.1
Kansas 34.9   33.5   69.5   88.5
Kentucky 39.1   32.9   71.8   87.7
Louisiana 38.2   28.1   70.9   91.4
Maine 30.0   34.0   67.4   86.3
Maryland 44.3   33.4   75.3   86.4
Massachusetts 34.1   29.9   71.2   88.5
Michigan 36.4   32.3   71.3   88.5
Minnesota 39.2   34.6   71.6   89.5
Mississippi 41.8   36.0   71.5   87.0
Missouri 35.2   28.1   74.7   90.9
Montana 32.2   36.4   75.0   89.8
Nebraska 32.5   32.3   76.1   87.5
Nevada 36.9   38.9   69.0   87.0
New Hampshire 32.4   30.9   65.3   83.8
New Jersey 33.4   25.0   71.5   89.9
New Mexico 44.8   50.5   61.5   83.4
New York 36.9   37.4   67.4   85.2
North Carolina 34.2   37.6   69.2   86.6
North Dakota 30.1   26.0   73.9   89.4
Ohio 36.8   30.0   69.1   88.7
Oklahoma 35.1   38.3   75.1   88.3
Oregon 30.8   35.9   76.6   88.6
Pennsylvania 28.6   24.8   71.5   89.1
Rhode Island 37.9   38.6   68.9   81.7
South Carolina 38.8   35.3   73.9   91.4
South Dakota 37.1   36.6   68.6   84.7
Tennessee 38.3   32.9   72.2   89.4
Texas 37.1   31.5   70.3   88.7
Utah 37.5   40.4   78.0   90.9
Vermont 33.2   26.0   67.1   87.6
Virginia 35.4   34.6   69.2   84.2
Washington 32.7   32.9   73.3   91.1
West Virginia 36.2   38.7   70.5   89.6
Wisconsin 38.2   30.2   65.5   86.2
Wyoming 34.7   40.9   72.2   86.8
1 Respondents were asked whether “rules for student behavior are consistently enforced by teachers in this school, even for students not in their classes.”
2 Respondents were asked whether their “principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it.”
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded. The public sector includes public, public charter, and Bureau of Indian Education school teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Data File,” 2007–08; and “Bureau of Indian Education Teacher Data File,” 2007–08.
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