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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A23.-Percentage of public combined 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 combined schools
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                                         Lack of parent                                          Students come     Parent alcohol/
Principal characteristics                  involvement   Poverty        Student apathy       unprepared to learn     drug abuse
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    Total                                       20.9       19.2                13.1                    13.1              9.8
Sex
    Male                                        19.0       16.9                12.2                    12.3              8.4
    Female                                      27.0       26.3                16.2                    15.9             14.1
Age
    Under 35                                    31.0       13.1                13.7                     9.5               -
    35-39                                       16.9       20.0                 5.4                     5.9              6.7
    40-44                                       20.2       20.1                11.9                    14.7              8.3
    45-49                                       18.1       19.0                13.4                    11.1              9.8
    50-54                                       24.8       19.4                14.3                    14.8             12.6
    55 and over                                 22.5       18.6                15.8                    17.2             10.2
Experience as a principal
    Fewer than 3 years                          21.8       21.5                17.4                    16.9             10.1
    3 to 9 years                                20.7       20.7                11.9                    10.5             10.4
    10 years or more                            20.4       15.0                10.7                    13.1              8.7
Race-ethnicity
    American Indian/Alaska Native               20.9       23.9                  -                       -              13.9
    Asian/Pacific Islander                        -        16.7                 0.0                      -               0.0
    Black non-Hispanic                          48.4       48.5                 2.9                    40.6              7.1
    White non-Hispanic                          19.1       16.3                11.6                    10.6             10.2
    Hispanic                                    12.6       47.0                  -                     39.7               -
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-Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE: Problems listed are the five most frequently identified in combined 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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