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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A28.Percentage of public school principals by plans to remain principals, by age and years 
           of experience as a principal within sex:  1993-94
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                                             Plans to remain principal
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Principal characteristics    As long   Until eligible Unless something Leave as soon Undecided
                            as able     to retire        better comes   as possible
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MALE
 Total                         31.5      23.9                14.8         3.3         26.5
 Age
   Under 35                    27.3      18.8                22.3         1.2         30.4
   35-39                       27.4      18.7                29.2         3.5         21.3
   40-44                       32.6      22.1                20.5         2.0         22.7
   45-49                       30.5      30.7                14.2         2.9         21.7
   50-54                       29.9      25.0                12.3         3.2         29.6
   55 and over                 36.4      14.5                 4.4         6.3         38.4
 Experience
   Fewer than 3 years          36.3      20.4                17.8         2.6         22.9
   3 to 9 years                29.2      23.6                19.2         2.9         25.1
   10 years or more            31.3      25.6                10.0         4.0         29.1
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Table A28.Percentage of public school principals by plans to remain principals, by age and years 
           of experience as a principal within sex:  1993-94(continue)
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                                             Plans to remain principal
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Principal characteristics   As long   Until eligible  Unless something Leave as soon Undecided
                            as able    to retire       better comes      as possible
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FEMALE    
 Total                         32.4      21.5                16.8             1.6     27.7
 Age
   Under 35                    40.1      16.9                29.3             0.0     13.7
   35-39                       33.6      17.3                25.8             0.0     22.5
   40-44                       27.4      19.3                26.6             0.6     26.1
   45-49                       33.7      22.2                15.9             0.8     27.3
   50-54                       33.1      25.4                11.4             1.4     28.7
   55 and over                 34.8      20.1                 4.3             6.4     34.4
 Experience
   Fewer than 3 years          35.2      18.5                21.4             1.0     24.0
   3 to 9 years                30.4      22.3                15.9             2.2     29.2
   10 years or more            33.1      24.6                11.1             1.3     29.8
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NOTE: Details may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, National Center for  Education Statistics, Schools and 
staffing Survey:  1993-1994(Public School Principal Questionnaire).


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