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Percentage of public school teacher stayers, movers, and leavers who strongly or somewhat agreed with statements about their 2007–08 base year school: 2008–09
Type of respondent  
Statement about base year1 school Stayers   Movers   Leavers  
The school administration's behavior toward the staff is supportive and encouraging 89.1   82.2   89.8  
I am satisfied with my teaching salary 51.5   46.3   48.8  
The level of student misbehavior in this school (such as noise, horseplay or fighting in the halls,
    cafeteria, or student lounge) interferes with my teaching
32.9   45.2   39.2  
I receive a great deal of support from parents for the work I do 66.9   51.8   59.2  
Necessary materials such as textbooks, supplies, and copy machines are available as needed
    by the staff
82.4   75.0   86.5  
Routine duties and paperwork interfere with my job of teaching 69.4   67.7   66.9  
My principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it 90.7   81.6   88.6  
Rules for student behavior are consistently enforced by teachers in this school, even for
    students who are not in their classes
73.2   66.7   72.7  
Most of my colleagues share my beliefs and values about what the central mission of the
    school should be
89.5   85.1   90.6  
The principal knows what kind of school he or she wants and has communicated it to the staff 88.0   85.2   90.7  
There is a great deal of cooperative effort among the staff members 84.8   79.8   87.0  
In this school, staff members are recognized for a job well done 76.3   69.5   76.5  
I worry about the security of my job because of the performance of my students on state
    and/or local tests
28.3   38.4   25.0  
State or district content standards have had a positive influence on my satisfaction with teaching 48.0   52.1   42.6  
I am given the support I need to teach students with special needs 70.7   64.3   64.9  
The amount of student tardiness and class cutting in this school interferes with my teaching 29.5   38.0   36.6  
I am generally satisfied with being a teacher at this school 93.6   84.3   91.0  
1 Base year refers to the school year prior to the relevant TFS administration year.
NOTE: "Stayers" are teachers who were teaching in the same school in the current school year as in the base year. "Movers" are teachers who were still teaching in the current school year but had moved to a different school after the base year. "Leavers" are teachers who left the teaching profession after the base year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007–08; Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Current and Former Teacher Data Files," 2008–09.