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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 3.9c.

Percentage of public school teachers who reported agreement with various statements about teaching conditions, by condition, locale, and grade level taught: 200304


Locale and grade level taught I am satisfied with my teaching salary Necessary materials such as textbooks, supplies, and copy machines are available as needed by the staff I receive a great deal of support from parents for the work I do I am satisfied with my class size I am given the support I need to teach students with special need
Total 45.9 79.0 61.1 69.1 64.4
City 42.9 72.4 54.3 64.8 57.9
Suburban 50.0 79.3 63.1 67.3 64.2
Town 45.5 82.9 61.2 71.8 68.6
Rural 43.7 84.2 66.4 75.4 70.1
         
Elementary 43.8 80.2 64.9 72.1 64.4
City 41.0 73.1 56.9 68.6 57.6
Suburban 47.5 81.7 66.5 72.0 65.6
Town 43.7 83.3 66.6 71.5 68.6
Rural 41.4 86.0 72.9 77.7 69.2
         
Middle 45.5 78.8 60.2 65.8 64.0
City 42.7 72.6 54.0 60.3 57.6
Suburban 48.5 78.3 61.2 63.9 63.3
Town 45.2 84.7 60.1 71.5 68.0
Rural 44.3 83.3 66.2 71.8 70.1
         
High school 49.1 77.5 56.6 67.8 64.7
City 45.9 71.0 50.3 62.8 58.1
Suburban 55.3 76.7 60.0 63.3 62.9
Town 47.8 80.5 55.2 72.0 68.8
Rural 45.6 83.0 59.6 75.7 71.0
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Teacher Questionnaire," 200304.