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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table B22.Standard errors for 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                                     0.65               0.55               0.48               0.64               0.51
Sex
  Male                                    0.63               0.61               0.51               0.62               0.55
  Female                                  2.29               2.02               1.41               2.17               1.55
Age
  Under 35                                2.71               3.55               3.19               3.05               1.90
  35-39                                   2.65               1.86               1.91               2.18               2.15
  40-44                                   1.29               1.60               1.27               1.60               1.17
  45-49                                   1.29               0.94               0.88               0.93               1.00
  50-54                                   1.64               1.36               1.35               1.07               1.25
  55 and over                             1.79               1.80               1.52               1.99               1.42
Experience as a principal
  Fewer than 3 years                      1.74               1.42               1.13               1.36               1.36
  3 to 9 years                            0.82               0.91               0.83               1.03               0.83
  10 years or more                        1.11               0.86               0.84               0.93               0.81
Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native           5.61               4.24               4.28               4.96               3.69
  Asian/Pacific Islander                  6.25               9.55               4.10               3.45               5.12
  Black non-Hispanic                      2.73               1.77               0.52               2.92               2.09
  White non-Hispanic                      0.65               0.58               0.53               0.56               0.56
  Hispanic                                6.18               5.13               2.29               5.08               4.29
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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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