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Table 230.95. Percentage of public school teachers who agreed that student misbehavior and student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching and that other teachers and the principal enforced school rules, by state: 2011–12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Interfered with teaching Enforced school rules
Student
misbehavior
Student tardiness
and class cutting
Other teachers1 Principal2
1 2 3 4 5
United States 40.7 (0.65) 37.6 (0.51) 67.6 (0.51) 83.7 (0.43)
                 
Alabama 40.9 (3.36) 38.6 (2.82) 71.8 (2.84) 86.8 (2.26)
Alaska 35.8 (5.73) 56.8 (6.73) 72.2 (4.41) 83.2 (5.16)
Arizona 41.3 (2.56) 44.5 (2.67) 67.9 (2.72) 83.4 (2.06)
Arkansas 39.5 (3.56) 38.5 (3.80) 74.0 (2.60) 90.0 (2.16)
California 38.9 (2.47) 39.7 (2.36) 69.7 (1.83) 83.0 (1.63)
                 
Colorado 45.5 (3.54) 47.6 (4.02) 61.7 (3.39) 80.6 (3.28)
Connecticut 37.2 (2.35) 28.6 (3.81) 61.7 (3.91) 80.7 (2.98)
Delaware 46.7 (4.47) 35.2 (4.58) 68.7 (3.58) 82.9 (3.32)
District of Columbia (†) (†) (†) (†)
Florida (†) (†) (†) (†)
                 
Georgia 38.2 (3.56) 32.1 (3.36) 71.9 (2.64) 85.5 (2.29)
Hawaii (†) (†) (†) (†)
Idaho 34.6 (3.54) 36.1 (3.08) 74.7 (2.48) 87.9 (2.18)
Illinois 40.0 (2.96) 33.9 (3.07) 66.0 (3.18) 83.6 (2.31)
Indiana 38.8 (3.33) 41.0 (2.95) 68.4 (2.47) 81.8 (2.99)
                 
Iowa 37.9 (3.12) 34.6 (3.18) 68.5 (2.77) 81.8 (2.40)
Kansas 32.0 (3.57) 24.9 (2.34) 70.9 (3.29) 91.8 (1.61)
Kentucky 42.8 (3.06) 32.8 (2.92) 67.4 (2.80) 86.9 (2.47)
Louisiana 55.1 (3.92) 36.1 (3.60) 62.5 (3.19) 82.1 (3.89)
Maine 39.1 (3.00) 39.2 (3.02) 62.9 (2.90) 83.2 (3.06)
                 
Maryland (†) (†) (†) (†)
Massachusetts 37.2 (3.07) 32.0 (2.74) 66.6 (3.04) 83.1 (2.80)
Michigan 46.6 (2.87) 40.9 (2.63) 67.6 (2.12) 84.4 (2.08)
Minnesota 43.7 (2.49) 37.3 (2.50) 68.7 (1.88) 84.5 (1.84)
Mississippi 37.4 (3.30) 35.6 (3.40) 72.4 (2.96) 84.5 (2.51)
                 
Missouri 33.2 (2.10) 33.6 (2.87) 68.9 (2.17) 86.6 (1.76)
Montana 41.3 (3.43) 45.3 (4.08) 66.5 (3.65) 83.1 (2.97)
Nebraska 38.2 (3.01) 33.6 (2.81) 70.9 (2.73) 86.7 (1.66)
Nevada 45.5 (3.77) 42.3 (4.86) 65.5 (3.42) 79.3 (3.22)
New Hampshire 38.3 (4.36) 30.9 (3.11) 62.0 (3.93) 83.2 (2.66)
                 
New Jersey 35.9 (2.36) 29.9 (2.29) 66.8 (2.06) 84.4 (1.70)
New Mexico 39.0 (4.55) 54.5 (5.87) 64.2 (3.80) 78.7 (4.23)
New York 40.3 (2.91) 45.3 (3.06) 65.9 (2.47) 80.7 (2.46)
North Carolina 41.9 (3.13) 37.0 (2.94) 69.0 (2.58) 84.0 (2.34)
North Dakota 34.6 (3.26) 33.5 (3.52) 70.4 (2.77) 86.7 (2.45)
                 
Ohio 41.8 (1.95) 38.8 (1.96) 66.4 (1.73) 84.7 (1.55)
Oklahoma 40.1 (2.74) 40.8 (2.87) 72.5 (2.47) 86.5 (2.12)
Oregon 33.1 (3.24) 35.6 (3.73) 77.3 (2.90) 88.1 (1.77)
Pennsylvania 40.0 (2.64) 33.4 (2.55) 65.2 (2.18) 82.5 (1.88)
Rhode Island (†) (†) (†) (†)
                 
South Carolina 40.9 (3.22) 33.7 (3.40) 71.8 (3.23) 86.8 (2.15)
South Dakota 40.1 (3.10) 37.2 (3.92) 73.2 (2.91) 84.8 (2.53)
Tennessee 41.5 (3.56) 40.0 (3.56) 71.4 (3.14) 88.7 (2.14)
Texas 45.6 (2.29) 35.1 (2.13) 65.8 (2.56) 81.8 (1.99)
Utah 39.7 (3.67) 45.1 (4.30) 75.8 (3.56) 89.9 (2.27)
                 
Vermont 39.9 (2.61) 36.2 (2.62) 59.2 (2.59) 80.5 (2.28)
Virginia 40.8 (3.46) 35.6 (3.06) 64.9 (2.87) 82.5 (2.52)
Washington 39.2 (2.89) 39.5 (3.16) 73.1 (2.60) 85.6 (2.18)
West Virginia 43.9 (3.87) 42.4 (4.09) 73.4 (2.90) 90.4 (2.58)
Wisconsin 42.7 (2.70) 34.2 (3.07) 69.5 (2.87) 85.8 (1.70)
Wyoming 30.7 (4.76) 40.0 (4.78) 73.9 (3.55) 89.1 (3.41)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met. Data may be suppressed because the response rate is under 50 percent, there are too few cases for a reliable estimate, or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
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. Includes traditional public and public charter school teachers. Includes both teachers who "strongly" agreed and those who "somewhat" agreed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2011–12. (This table was prepared July 2013.)  
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