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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'My principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it' 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   56.0   32.0   8.3   3.7  
                     
Alabama  53,200   60.2   28.1   8.2   3.4 !
Alaska  8,100   55.4   33.4   8.4   2.8  
Arizona  66,500   58.5   30.2   7.6   3.7 !
Arkansas  35,800   62.6   27.9   6.9   2.6 !
California  310,000   52.6   34.1   9.3   4.1  
                     
Colorado  50,100   55.9   33.1   7.5   3.5 !
Connecticut  50,100   49.6   36.6   8.1   5.7  
Delaware  8,300   53.8   33.5   8.2   4.5 !
District of Columbia  4,400   42.2   31.4   14.2   12.2  
Florida  177,200   57.9   31.5   6.5   4.1  
                     
Georgia  121,900   63.9   26.8   6.0   3.2  
Hawaii  12,800   39.2   43.7   11.5   5.6  
Idaho  16,200   62.9   27.1   7.8   2.2 !
Illinois  145,000   54.4   32.7   9.2   3.7  
Indiana  68,400   52.7   33.8   10.2   3.4  
                     
Iowa  39,600   54.3   33.0   9.2   3.5  
Kansas  37,700   55.1   33.5   7.3   4.2 !
Kentucky  44,400   58.9   28.9   8.3   3.8 !
Louisiana  48,100   64.4   27.1   4.7 ! 3.9  
Maine  17,800   52.7   33.7   10.0   3.6  
                     
Maryland  59,900   50.8   35.2   10.7   3.4 !
Massachusetts  80,400   54.1   34.4   6.3   5.2  
Michigan  98,300   56.2   32.4   6.6   4.8  
Minnesota  64,000   58.5   31.1   8.4   2.0  
Mississippi  35,500   57.5   29.7   7.6   5.2  
                     
Missouri  73,300   60.8   29.9   6.9   2.4  
Montana  12,700   60.7   29.1   7.2   3.1  
Nebraska  23,200   56.3   31.1   9.1   3.4  
Nevada  23,700   58.1   29.0   7.9   5.0  
New Hampshire  17,400   48.8   35.0   12.0   4.2  
                     
New Jersey  124,500   52.9   36.6   5.6   4.9  
New Mexico  22,700   47.5   36.1   13.0   3.5  
New York  228,100   48.7   36.6   9.5   5.2  
North Carolina  96,000   53.4   33.3   9.6   3.6 !
North Dakota  8,900   62.2   28.1   7.8   1.8  
                     
Ohio  134,300   53.1   35.6   7.0   4.3  
Oklahoma  46,500   62.5   25.9   7.5   4.0  
Oregon  31,700   61.2   27.4   8.2   3.2 !
Pennsylvania  136,900   57.4   31.7   8.6   2.3  
Rhode Island  13,200   48.9   32.9   11.9   6.2 !
                     
South Carolina  49,000   60.1   31.3   7.0   1.6 !
South Dakota  10,600   52.4   33.6   11.0   3.0  
Tennessee  67,100   61.5   28.0   7.9   2.7 !
Texas  340,400   60.1   28.6   8.6   2.6  
Utah  27,200   62.8   28.1   6.1   3.0 !
                     
Vermont  10,200   52.9   34.7   9.1   3.3 !
Virginia  94,000   54.3   30.0   11.5   4.3  
Washington  58,100   60.0   31.1   6.6   2.2 !
West Virginia  22,900   60.6   29.0   7.5   2.8 !
Wisconsin  70,100   50.3   35.6   12.1   2.0 !
Wyoming  7,900   55.9   31.5   9.3   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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