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Table 30.  Percentage of public schools reporting their efforts to reduce or prevent crime were limited by selected factors: 1999–2000

Factor that may limit school efforts to reduce or prevent crime Limit in a
major way
Limit in a
minor way
Does not limit
Lack of or inadequate teacher training in classroom management 6 44 50
Lack of or inadequate alternative placements/programs for disruptive students 28 39 33
Likelihood of complaints from parents 4 30 65
Lack of teacher support for school policies 2 18 81
Lack of parental support for school policies 6 36 58
Teachers' fear of student reprisal 1 20 78
Fear of litigation 6 33 61
Teacher contracts 4 24 72
Inadequate funds 24 38 38
Inconsistent application of school policies 3 29 68
Fear of district or state reprisal 2 17 81
Federal policies on disciplining disabled students 22 38 40
Other federal policies on discipline and safety 8 31 61
State or district policies on discipline and safety 5 31 64
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. "At school/at your school" was defined for respondents as including activities happening in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that are holding school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to, unless the survey specified otherwise, only respond for those times that were during normal school hours or when school activities/events were in session.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2000.