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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by level of agreement with the statement, 'In this school, staff members are recognized for a job well done' 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   34.0   42.7   17.3   6.0  
                     
Alabama  53,200   40.4   40.6   14.1   4.8  
Alaska  8,100   33.0   45.4   16.4   5.2  
Arizona  66,500   34.2   42.9   17.9   4.9  
Arkansas  35,800   34.6   44.0   16.5   4.9  
California  310,000   35.0   41.0   16.6   7.4  
                     
Colorado  50,100   35.3   41.1   18.2   5.4  
Connecticut  50,100   31.1   42.8   20.2   5.9  
Delaware  8,300   28.7   49.2   17.5   4.6  
District of Columbia  4,400   34.7   37.0   16.0   12.4  
Florida  177,200   41.3   36.3   16.3   6.1  
                     
Georgia  121,900   43.8   37.1   14.5   4.5  
Hawaii  12,800   25.5   44.7   22.4   7.4 !
Idaho  16,200   34.2   46.4   15.2   4.2 !
Illinois  145,000   32.0   44.3   17.7   6.0  
Indiana  68,400   29.7   46.2   17.1   7.1  
                     
Iowa  39,600   25.2   48.3   22.0   4.5  
Kansas  37,700   32.3   41.5   20.2   6.0  
Kentucky  44,400   37.1   40.7   16.0   6.3 !
Louisiana  48,100   44.3   36.8   13.5   5.4  
Maine  17,800   26.1   40.7   23.9   9.2  
                     
Maryland  59,900   39.4   42.1   12.1   6.4 !
Massachusetts  80,400   30.8   46.2   15.4   7.6  
Michigan  98,300   30.7   43.0   18.9   7.5  
Minnesota  64,000   25.8   47.5   20.5   6.2  
Mississippi  35,500   39.1   39.7   14.3   6.8  
                     
Missouri  73,300   36.8   41.3   19.0   2.9  
Montana  12,700   31.8   44.7   18.0   5.4  
Nebraska  23,200   26.4   47.9   20.6   5.1  
Nevada  23,700   34.8   43.3   16.0   5.9  
New Hampshire  17,400   24.9   46.9   21.0   7.1  
                     
New Jersey  124,500   34.9   42.8   15.7   6.6  
New Mexico  22,700   22.9   44.5   21.0   11.6  
New York  228,100   27.1   42.8   22.5   7.5  
North Carolina  96,000   35.2   39.6   18.2   7.0  
North Dakota  8,900   29.0   46.9   20.0   4.2 !
                     
Ohio  134,300   29.2   47.0   16.7   7.1  
Oklahoma  46,500   38.3   41.7   14.8   5.2  
Oregon  31,700   33.2   47.3   13.2   6.3  
Pennsylvania  136,900   30.5   44.8   19.0   5.6  
Rhode Island  13,200   27.5   44.0   18.3   10.1  
                     
South Carolina  49,000   41.6   40.9   13.3   4.2  
South Dakota  10,600   25.9   46.0   21.5   6.6  
Tennessee  67,100   39.4   42.0   14.9   3.6  
Texas  340,400   37.1   43.0   15.1   4.8  
Utah  27,200   40.6   40.2   16.5   2.7  
                     
Vermont  10,200   24.3   49.1   21.2   5.4 !
Virginia  94,000   33.7   45.0   15.8   5.5  
Washington  58,100   32.1   47.4   16.6   3.8  
West Virginia  22,900   34.5   44.5   16.2   4.8  
Wisconsin  70,100   23.9   44.6   25.5   6.0  
Wyoming  7,900   28.5   47.0   18.8   5.7  
! 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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