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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'Most of my colleagues share my beliefs and values about what the central mission of the school should be' 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   37.8   50.5   9.6   2.1  
                     
Alabama  53,200   45.0   45.3   7.4   2.3 !
Alaska  8,100   34.5   52.8   10.8   1.9 !
Arizona  66,500   36.0   51.3   10.1   2.6  
Arkansas  35,800   45.1   45.8   6.9   2.2  
California  310,000   36.1   49.1   12.0   2.8  
                     
Colorado  50,100   37.7   51.6   7.8   2.9 !
Connecticut  50,100   38.4   50.4   9.6   1.5 !
Delaware  8,300   30.8   58.1   9.4   1.7 !
District of Columbia  4,400   39.1   44.8   10.7   5.5  
Florida  177,200   43.1   46.2   9.1   1.7 !
                     
Georgia  121,900   45.4   48.5   5.4   0.8 !
Hawaii  12,800   29.3   54.8   13.0   3.0 !
Idaho  16,200   39.8   51.5   6.5   2.3 !
Illinois  145,000   35.9   51.4   11.9   0.8 !
Indiana  68,400   37.3   53.0   6.9   2.8 !
                     
Iowa  39,600   36.8   53.9   8.8    
Kansas  37,700   39.1   48.0   11.0    
Kentucky  44,400   43.0   49.1   7.2   0.7 !
Louisiana  48,100   44.0   44.6   8.7   2.7  
Maine  17,800   33.4   51.0   12.6   3.0  
                     
Maryland  59,900   40.1   45.4   11.5   3.1  
Massachusetts  80,400   34.7   52.2   10.0   3.1 !
Michigan  98,300   36.6   51.0   11.0   1.3  
Minnesota  64,000   35.3   52.9   9.9   1.9  
Mississippi  35,500   44.6   44.0   9.9   1.5 !
                     
Missouri  73,300   45.9   46.4   7.2   0.5 !
Montana  12,700   37.9   50.7   9.6   1.8  
Nebraska  23,200   40.0   51.0   8.2   0.9 !
Nevada  23,700   32.7   52.6   12.0   2.8 !
New Hampshire  17,400   31.2   56.4   10.6   1.8 !
                     
New Jersey  124,500   35.1   52.3   10.7   1.9 !
New Mexico  22,700   29.4   49.5   16.9   4.2  
New York  228,100   32.8   52.7   11.4   3.1 !
North Carolina  96,000   36.2   52.5   9.0   2.3 !
North Dakota  8,900   40.1   52.8   6.5   0.7 !
                     
Ohio  134,300   33.7   55.7   8.2   2.5 !
Oklahoma  46,500   45.7   45.7   7.3   1.2 !
Oregon  31,700   30.5   55.9   10.6   3.0 !
Pennsylvania  136,900   38.4   50.4   9.4   1.8 !
Rhode Island  13,200   34.7   49.7   13.1    
                     
South Carolina  49,000   46.5   44.7   7.3   1.6 !
South Dakota  10,600   37.6   52.4   8.8   1.2 !
Tennessee  67,100   44.5   47.0   7.4   1.1 !
Texas  340,400   37.3   50.8   9.1   2.8 !
Utah  27,200   47.2   43.3   8.3   1.1 !
                     
Vermont  10,200   30.6   57.3   10.9    
Virginia  94,000   37.3   51.5   9.5   1.7 !
Washington  58,100   35.0   54.7   8.8   1.5 !
West Virginia  22,900   40.0   48.6   9.2   2.2 !
Wisconsin  70,100   28.9   58.2   11.9   1.1 !
Wyoming  7,900   36.9   51.5   9.9   1.8 !
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
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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