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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 state: 2007–08

State Number of teachers Percent of teachers who
  Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly disagree  
United States  3,404,500   25.8   43.2   21.0   10.1  
                     
Alabama  53,200   33.6   39.0   17.3   10.1  
Alaska  8,100   23.6   43.9   25.5   7.1  
Arizona  66,500   27.1   41.0   20.7   11.2  
Arkansas  35,800   25.5   44.3   19.0   11.2  
California  310,000   23.3   46.6   20.6   9.5  
                     
Colorado  50,100   30.6   41.0   20.8   7.6  
Connecticut  50,100   26.5   43.9   20.3   9.3  
Delaware  8,300   29.1   45.3   14.3   11.3  
District of Columbia  4,400   22.0   44.8   24.8   8.4 !
Florida  177,200   30.5   41.0   18.9   9.7  
                     
Georgia  121,900   31.9   42.4   18.6   7.1  
Hawaii  12,800   34.3   44.7   15.2   5.7 !
Idaho  16,200   19.9   45.1   24.8   10.3  
Illinois  145,000   20.1   46.0   22.3   11.6  
Indiana  68,400   27.3   47.1   17.2   8.4  
                     
Iowa  39,600   26.4   47.6   19.5   6.6  
Kansas  37,700   25.4   46.7   21.7   6.3  
Kentucky  44,400   30.5   46.9   14.3   8.3  
Louisiana  48,100   30.0   37.6   22.2   10.2  
Maine  17,800   25.4   47.6   19.9   7.1  
                     
Maryland  59,900   28.5   43.5   17.5   10.6  
Massachusetts  80,400   26.3   40.2   21.9   11.6  
Michigan  98,300   20.1   48.5   20.7   10.8  
Minnesota  64,000   27.5   46.2   19.8   6.5  
Mississippi  35,500   24.9   39.0   22.6   13.5  
                     
Missouri  73,300   26.3   43.0   20.1   10.6  
Montana  12,700   17.4   45.3   23.4   13.9  
Nebraska  23,200   21.7   48.6   21.1   8.7  
Nevada  23,700   28.8   48.2   15.6   7.4  
New Hampshire  17,400   27.0   42.4   22.4   8.2  
                     
New Jersey  124,500   26.0   41.3   18.8   13.9  
New Mexico  22,700   35.3   42.0   14.3   8.4  
New York  228,100   21.2   40.3   25.0   13.5  
North Carolina  96,000   28.0   43.2   21.0   7.7  
North Dakota  8,900   18.5   45.3   25.7   10.4  
                     
Ohio  134,300   21.9   43.2   23.5   11.3  
Oklahoma  46,500   20.4   42.1   23.4   14.0  
Oregon  31,700   23.9   46.1   22.9   7.2  
Pennsylvania  136,900   25.0   41.5   25.5   8.0  
Rhode Island  13,200   20.2   44.6   23.5   11.7  
                     
South Carolina  49,000   29.9   43.2   18.7   8.3  
South Dakota  10,600   19.7   48.8   22.7   8.8  
Tennessee  67,100   29.6   45.9   15.5   9.1  
Texas  340,400   27.4   38.0   23.8   10.9  
Utah  27,200   21.4   50.9   20.1   7.6 !
                     
Vermont  10,200   22.6   45.4   23.4   8.6  
Virginia  94,000   28.4   41.0   20.1   10.5  
Washington  58,100   24.8   46.2   19.9   9.1  
West Virginia  22,900   25.9   46.5   17.4   10.2  
Wisconsin  70,100   22.4   49.8   19.2   8.6  
Wyoming  7,900   23.9   47.5   21.1   7.5  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: 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 Data File," 2007–08.


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