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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'The school administration's behavior toward the staff is supportive and encouraging' 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 55.0   32.7   7.9   4.4  
                   
Alabama  53,200 59.9   28.1   6.8   5.2  
Alaska  8,100 58.0   30.5   8.1   3.4  
Arizona  66,500 58.1   27.9   9.6   4.3 !
Arkansas  35,800 59.6   31.4   6.1   2.9  
California  310,000 53.6   32.5   8.8   5.1  
                   
Colorado  50,100 55.7   33.2   6.1   5.0  
Connecticut  50,100 49.1   36.1   9.3   5.5  
Delaware  8,300 51.5   32.6   9.7   6.2  
District of Columbia  4,400 48.5   30.0   9.1   12.4  
Florida  177,200 58.5   31.8   5.4   4.4 !
                   
Georgia  121,900 60.7   29.2   6.9   3.3 !
Hawaii  12,800 42.3   43.5   9.2   5.1 !
Idaho  16,200 64.0   26.0   7.3   2.8 !
Illinois  145,000 49.8   39.0   7.3   3.9  
Indiana  68,400 51.0   34.7   8.1   6.1  
                   
Iowa  39,600 57.1   32.5   7.6   2.8  
Kansas  37,700 57.7   30.6   7.3   4.4 !
Kentucky  44,400 59.0   27.8   9.1   4.1 !
Louisiana  48,100 63.9   27.0   5.6   3.6  
Maine  17,800 46.9   36.9   10.4   5.8  
                   
Maryland  59,900 56.1   33.2   6.8   3.9  
Massachusetts  80,400 50.9   34.0   10.7   4.4 !
Michigan  98,300 54.7   30.6   9.2   5.6  
Minnesota  64,000 54.4   34.0   8.4   3.2  
Mississippi  35,500 59.8   27.2   7.7   5.3  
                   
Missouri  73,300 59.7   31.0   6.6   2.8  
Montana  12,700 57.5   32.3   6.6   3.6  
Nebraska  23,200 53.8   34.9   7.7   3.7  
Nevada  23,700 56.7   29.6   8.9   4.8  
New Hampshire  17,400 47.9   39.0   8.6   4.4  
                   
New Jersey  124,500 54.0   32.9   9.4   3.8  
New Mexico  22,700 47.1   39.1   7.6   6.2  
New York  228,100 46.8   36.3   11.2   5.6  
North Carolina  96,000 53.4   30.5   9.9   6.1  
North Dakota  8,900 57.0   32.1   8.7   2.3 !
                   
Ohio  134,300 54.0   34.8   7.7   3.5 !
Oklahoma  46,500 61.3   28.2   7.0   3.5  
Oregon  31,700 55.7   33.9   5.3 ! 5.1  
Pennsylvania  136,900 51.2   37.1   7.7   4.0  
Rhode Island  13,200 49.4   33.7   8.5   8.4  
                   
South Carolina  49,000 60.1   30.1   7.2   2.6 !
South Dakota  10,600 48.6   38.3   7.8   5.4  
Tennessee  67,100 64.2   27.7   4.9   3.2  
Texas  340,400 58.6   31.3   6.2   3.8 !
Utah  27,200 68.9   21.9   6.4   2.9 !
                   
Vermont  10,200 52.8   32.9   9.1   5.1  
Virginia  94,000 53.5   34.5   8.1   4.0  
Washington  58,100 57.3   31.9   7.2   3.6  
West Virginia  22,900 62.5   27.0   7.5   3.0  
Wisconsin  70,100 45.4   37.5   11.3   5.8  
Wyoming  7,900 55.0   33.4   8.2   3.4 !
! 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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