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Sparks, Dinah; Malkus, Nat – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report uses teacher responses to the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) public and private school teacher questionnaires from the 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2011-12 school years. SASS is a system of related questionnaires that provide descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education in the United States. The SASS system covers…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teachers
Boser, Ulrich; Hanna, Robert – Center for American Progress, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chorus of those who grumble that teachers are unhappy with their lack of control and freedom and have grown to deeply dislike their jobs. This article asks if teachers really lack autonomy and freedom, and wonders if as a nation, whether or not we have reached the right balance of…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Surveys, Principals
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Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Planty, Michael; Snyder, Thomas; Bianco, Kevin; Fox, Mary Ann; Frohlich, Lauren; Kemp, Jana; Drake, Lauren – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education". This year's report presents 49 indicators of important developments and trends…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators