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Table H122. Percentage of grade 912 public school teachers who agreed or strongly agreed with various statements about their school, students, and job, by school type and main teaching assignment: 2008
Statement Total, all teachers     School type     Main teaching assignment1  
    Regular   Career/
technical
  Other special focus2     Occupa-
tional education
  Academic education   Enrich-
ment
other
 
The level of student misbehavior in this school interferes with my teaching 40.1     39.6   36.5   41.8     37.9   41.1   38.0  
                                 
I receive a great deal of support from parents for the work I do 60.0     61.0   58.2   52.2     64.2   59.3   60.5  
                                 
Most of my colleagues share my beliefs and values about what the central mission of the school should be 83.7     83.5   86.9   85.3     85.8   83.1   84.7  
                                 
The principal knows what kind of school he or she wants and has communicated it to the staff 86.6     86.7   86.3   85.8     87.9   85.9   87.8  
                                 
There is a great deal of cooperative effort among the staff members 80.9     80.8   87.7   83.5     82.9   80.5   81.6  
                                 
I am given the support I need to teach students with special needs 68.9     69.1   68.1   69.5     71.2   65.9   76.3  
                                 
I am generally satisfied with being a teacher at this school 92.4     92.4   94.7   92.5     93.8   92.0   93.3  
1 Occupational education is defined in the glossary. Academic education includes English and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, arts and music, philosophy, and English as a second language. Enrichment/other includes family and consumer sciences, general labor market preparation, special education, health education, physical education, military science and Reserve Officers's Training Corps, religious studies, and other unspecified teaching assignments.
2 Other special focus schools include special program emphasis schools (such as science or mathematics schools, performing arts schools, talented or gifted schools, and foreign language immersion schools), special education schools, alternative schools, and other types of schools that do not fall into these categories.
NOTE: These estimates were previously published in NCES report #2012-250, "Public Career and Technical Education High Schools, Principals, and Teachers in 2008."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Questionnaire," 2007–08.

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