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Total number of school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers, by total years of full-time teaching experience, birth year, school type, and community type: 2007–08

Full-time teaching experience Teacher's birth year
School type
and community type
Total number of teachers 10 years or fewer   11 years or more     1969 or earlier   1970–1980   1981 or later  
All schools  3,898,400 52.3   47.7     61.3   29.6   9.1  
                         
All public schools  3,404,500 51.3   48.7     60.6   30.3   9.1  
                         
Community type                         
City  882,400 52.0   48.0     62.6   28.8   8.6  
Suburban  1,200,700 55.2   44.8     57.4   33.4   9.1  
Town  467,500 45.2   54.8     64.2   27.6   8.2  
Rural  853,900 48.7   51.3     61.0   29.0   9.9  
                         
All BIE schools  4,400 49.3   50.7     74.7   20.9   4.4  
                         
All private schools  489,500 58.6   41.4     65.9   24.8   9.3  
                         
Community type                         
City  203,300 58.4   41.6     66.1   25.2   8.7  
Suburban  179,500 57.7   42.3     66.2   24.6   9.2  
Town  37,000 59.6   40.4     66.8   24.9   8.3  
Rural  69,700 61.2   38.8     64.1   23.9   12.0  
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Full-time teaching experience includes public, BIE, and private school teaching experience. BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher, BIE School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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