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Document Number: 10863

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey, First Look - In the 2011-12 school year, there were about 3,850,100 teachers in elementary and secondary schools, 3,385,200 in public schools and 464,900 in private schools, according to this First Look. The average age of teachers in traditional public schools was 43, teachers in public charters averaged 37, and the average age of private school teachers was 44. All schools had a larger percentage of female teachers (76%) than male (24%). On average, regular full-time teachers spent 51 hours per week on school-related activities, including 31 hours on instruction.(Rebecca Goldring, Lucinda Gray and Amy Bitterman, National Center for Education Statistics Statistics, August 2013)...

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