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Where teachers, principals aren't singing "Kum-ba-yah"



Kumbaya II Results from the new Pinellas climate survey show what we all know: Some schools are tenser than others. Here’s a list of some schools where a high percentage of respondents disagreed with the statement, “Teachers and administrators worked well together at this school.” By all means, tell us what’s going on there, or if the results are misleading.

(We simplified things by adding “agree” with “strongly agree” and “disagree” with “strongly disagree.” Keep in mind some of these schools have new principals.)

• Boca Ciega High: 35.1 percent agree, 34.2 percent disagree
• Gibbs High: 29.8 percent agree, 49.6 percent disagree
• Lakewood High: 39 percent agree, 40.3 percent disagree

•  Azalea Middle: 26.5 percent agree, 47.2 percent disagree
•  Bay Point Middle: 26.9 percent agree, 41.3 percent disagree
•  Seminole Middle: 28.1 percent agree, 47.9 percent disagree
•  Lakewood Elementary: 46.4 agree, 39 percent disagree
•  Madeira Beach Elementary: 29.4 percent agree, 44.1 percent disagree
•  Pinellas Central Elementary: 44.6 percent agree, 38.3 percent disagree
•  Sandy Lane Elementary: 23.8 percent agree, 59.5 percent disagree
•  Woodlawn Elementary: 27 percent agree, 43.2 percent disagree

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- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:29am]


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