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Table 30.  Percentage of public secondary 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
Lack of or inadequate teacher training in classroom management 7 46 47
Lack of or inadequate alternative placements/programs for disruptive students 25 36 39
Likelihood of complaints from parents 4 31 65
Lack of teacher support for school policies 3 21 76
Lack of parental support for school policies 8 40 52
Teachers' fear of student reprisal 3 27 70
Fear of litigation 6 31 63
Teacher contracts 4 23 74
Inadequate funds 24 42 34
Inconsistent application of school policies 4 31 65
Fear of district or state reprisal 3 17 80
Federal policies on disciplining disabled students 28 36 36
Other federal policies on discipline and safety 8 33 59
State or district policies on discipline and safety 4 33 62
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.