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Title:  What are the Most Serious Problems in Schools? (Issue Brief)
Description: Are schools providing a safe haven in which learning can occur? Concern over this question led to the establishment of the sixth education goal, "By the year 2000, every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning." The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), conducted by NCES in 1987-88 and 1990-91, asked teachers and principals their view of problems in their schools.
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Cover Date: January 1993
Web Release: January 30, 1993
Publication #: NCES 93149
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Sharon A. Bobbitt, NCES, Carol L. Rohr, Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc.
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Stephen P. Broughman.
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