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Table 117. Percentage distribution and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting the extent to which they agreed with statements about arts instruction at their currently assigned school: School year 200910
 
Statement Strongly disagree Disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Music specialist                
Parents support me in my efforts to educate their children 3 (0.6) 6 (0.8) 40 (1.4) 50 (1.6)
The administration supports me in my work 4 (0.7) 10 (1.2) 34 (1.6) 51 (1.6)
Students are motivated to do well in music class 3 (0.5) 8 (0.9) 47 (1.5) 41 (1.5)
Community organizations/groups support my efforts to educate students 5 (0.8) 12 (1.0) 48 (1.8) 34 (1.8)
Visual arts specialist                
Parents support me in my efforts to educate their children 5 (0.7) 10 (1.0) 50 (1.7) 35 (1.5)
The administration supports me in my work 4 (0.8) 8 (1.0) 33 (1.5) 54 (1.7)
Students are motivated to do well in visual arts class 4 (0.7) 11 (1.0) 44 (1.8) 41 (1.5)
Community organizations/groups support my efforts to educate students 9 (1.0) 16 (1.0) 48 (1.6) 27 (1.4)
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Secondary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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