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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'Routine duties and paperwork interfere with my job of teaching' and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Selected school characteristic Number of teachers   Percent of teachers who  
  Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly disagree  
All public schools  3,404,500   25.8   43.2   21.0   10.1  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   25.9   43.3   20.8   9.9  
Charter school  72,400   18.0   36.8   30.4   14.8  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   28.5   41.7   20.3   9.4  
Suburb  1,200,700   24.6   44.1   21.2   10.1  
Town  467,500   24.7   44.3   21.6   9.4  
Rural  853,900   25.2   42.8   21.1   11.0  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   26.7   42.8   20.3   10.3  
Secondary  1,099,800   24.7   44.0   22.0   9.3  
Combined  156,900   21.2   43.1   23.5   12.1  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   19.8   37.2   27.7   15.3  
100-199  124,100   18.3   42.5   26.5   12.6  
200-499  1,029,800   24.5   42.8   21.7   10.9  
500-749  845,100   27.9   42.1   20.2   9.8  
750-999  488,600   27.6   44.1   19.0   9.3  
1,000 or more  868,100   25.7   44.5   20.8   9.0  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches 
                   
0-34  1,487,900   24.5   45.7   20.5   9.4  
35-49  576,000   26.9   42.9   20.7   9.5  
50-74  722,500   26.3   42.2   20.9   10.7  
75 or more  554,700   28.0   38.9   22.1   11.0  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program 
63,400   20.9   36.6   26.7   15.7  
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   22.1   44.0   24.3   9.6  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher and BIE School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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