Percentage of Schools Reporting That Student Acts of Disrespect for Teachers (Other Than Verbal Abuse) Happen at Least Once a Week, SY 2007–08

Last Updated: June 25, 2009

This article appeared in the June 2009 Rural Policy Matters.

Source: Neiman, S., and DeVoe, J.F. (2009). Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2007–08 (NCES 2009-326). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Available at
Note: Although rural schools generally have fewer reported incidents of disciplinary behaviors than other schools, some rural schools — especially schools with significant percentages of students of color — have high rates of student suspension and expulsion for minor disciplinary actions. See RPM, January 2009.
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