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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A22.-Percentage of public secondary school principals who view certain issues as serious
           problems in their schools, by sex, age, experience, and race-ethnicity of principals: 1993-94
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                                                  Five most frequently identified problems in public secondary schools
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                                          Lack of parent                                                           Students come
Principal characteristics                  involvement    Student apathy    Student alcohol use    Poverty      unprepared to learn
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    Total                                       19.7             14.7                13.3            13.3                12.5
Sex
    Male                                        19.4             14.2                13.5            12.2                11.9
    Female                                      21.6             17.3                12.4            20.0                16.2
Age
    Under 35                                    10.1             10.7                13.8             9.7                 5.2
    35-39                                       17.5             15.3                13.5            11.5                11.7
    40-44                                       19.9             16.5                13.3            14.8                12.6
    45-49                                       19.7             11.7                13.5            12.2                11.3
    50-54                                       21.4             17.2                13.8            13.9                14.9
    55 and over                                 19.3             15.7                12.0            14.3                13.2
Experience as a principal
    Fewer than 3 years                          22.0             13.8                12.9            15.3                12.8
    3 to 9 years                                19.8             15.1                14.5            13.7                12.5
    10 years or more                            18.0             14.7                12.2            11.5                12.4
Race-ethnicity
    American Indian/Alaska Native               15.2              8.9                10.8            11.7                 6.5
    Asian/Pacific Islander                      15.2             19.7                 7.1             5.6                 8.2
    Black non-Hispanic                          35.2             18.8                 1.2            28.4                23.4
    White non-Hispanic                          18.1             14.3                14.5            11.3                11.6
    Hispanic                                    28.4             17.3                 8.9            35.6                15.1
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NOTE:  Problems listed are the five most frequently identified in secondary schools, in order of frequency.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and
Staffing Survey:  1993-94 (Public School Principal Questionnaire).


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