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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'The principal knows what kind of school he or she wants and has communicated it to the staff' 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   57.7   30.6   8.2   3.5  
                     
Alabama  53,200   64.8   26.6   6.3   2.3 !
Alaska  8,100   53.7   34.1   9.1   3.0  
Arizona  66,500   61.4   29.9   7.4   1.3 !
Arkansas  35,800   62.6   28.3   7.3   1.8 !
California  310,000   54.5   30.8   9.9   4.7  
                     
Colorado  50,100   53.9   34.2   7.8   4.2  
Connecticut  50,100   53.3   33.6   9.4   3.7  
Delaware  8,300   55.4   30.3   11.2   3.2 !
District of Columbia  4,400   53.4   30.4   9.5   6.8  
Florida  177,200   64.3   28.6   5.5   1.6 !
                     
Georgia  121,900   66.7   27.6   3.3   2.5 !
Hawaii  12,800   47.6   36.9   9.6   5.9 !
Idaho  16,200   58.4   30.5   9.0   2.1 !
Illinois  145,000   55.6   31.1   9.5   3.9  
Indiana  68,400   52.8   33.8   10.3   3.1  
                     
Iowa  39,600   50.0   36.1   11.0   3.0  
Kansas  37,700   55.2   31.7   9.2   3.9 !
Kentucky  44,400   62.0   29.6   6.2 ! 2.2 !
Louisiana  48,100   68.7   22.6   6.1   2.6 !
Maine  17,800   48.1   34.4   13.4   4.1  
                     
Maryland  59,900   61.4   32.0   3.9 ! 2.6 !
Massachusetts  80,400   53.4   35.5   8.8   2.3 !
Michigan  98,300   53.8   31.5   9.4   5.3  
Minnesota  64,000   51.4   34.3   10.6   3.7  
Mississippi  35,500   63.3   26.9   6.6   3.2  
                     
Missouri  73,300   61.0   28.8   8.5   1.7  
Montana  12,700   54.5   31.7   10.3   3.5  
Nebraska  23,200   49.1   36.9   11.0   3.0  
Nevada  23,700   59.0   27.8   7.6   5.7  
New Hampshire  17,400   52.1   33.6   11.2   3.1 !
                     
New Jersey  124,500   60.5   30.0   5.8   3.7  
New Mexico  22,700   49.3   34.2   11.7   4.9  
New York  228,100   54.0   32.1   9.3   4.6  
North Carolina  96,000   57.1   25.8   10.9   6.2  
North Dakota  8,900   51.9   35.4   10.0   2.7  
                     
Ohio  134,300   53.5   31.4   10.0   5.1  
Oklahoma  46,500   61.3   27.8   8.5   2.4  
Oregon  31,700   48.5   39.0   8.2   4.2  
Pennsylvania  136,900   55.2   33.0   9.6   2.2  
Rhode Island  13,200   48.9   34.2   13.0   3.9 !
                     
South Carolina  49,000   66.3   27.1   5.3    
South Dakota  10,600   48.6   38.8   9.0   3.7  
Tennessee  67,100   64.3   26.6   7.4   1.7 !
Texas  340,400   64.6   26.9   4.8   3.7 !
Utah  27,200   64.6   27.4   6.1   1.8 !
                     
Vermont  10,200   46.2   33.7   15.7   4.4  
Virginia  94,000   54.9   32.2   9.7   3.2  
Washington  58,100   50.9   35.8   9.8   3.5  
West Virginia  22,900   61.1   28.7   7.9   2.3  
Wisconsin  70,100   47.7   37.5   11.5   3.3  
Wyoming  7,900   50.9   36.6   8.9   3.5  
! 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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