-Teachers believe their salaries should be based on years of experience, education, student performance and class size.

-The most effective criteria for evaluating teachers should be student improvement, teacher preparation, discipline, classroom atmosphere, ability to teach the assigned subject, peer review and administrative review.-The majority believes administrators should be paid more, based on extra time on the job and/or responsibility, but not much more than teachers. Eighty percent believe administrators should have classroom experience as a prerequisite for administrative assignments. Four-fifths said teacher evaluations of administrators, to be sent to the local board, would improve education.

-The majority believes teachers should have power to determine discipline and dress codes. Most are satisfied with their current curriculum, but more than 60 percent said they need smaller classes to be effective.

-Private schools have little effect on public education or are a positive influence, 87 percent of the teachers said.

-Fewer than 2 percent believe their local education association speaks for them.