I'd like to thank everyone who participated in my 3–minute survey, Why isn't your school organization making more progress? We had a total of 561 participants. Some charts and tables are below (click on images for larger versions). Also, here are some downloadable files:

My online survey software provided some summary data:

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The chart below shows the average rank of each item, along with standard deviations. The lower the rank, the more important the reason.

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Although Lack of adequate funding emerged as the top reason cited, Ineffective leadership had more top 3 appearances than any other item. I admit that Accountability demands of NCLB came out lower than I expected.

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Finally, Jon Becker wondered if maybe some demand characteristics were in play here...

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Feel free to do any other analysis you'd like on the raw data; just leave a link in the comments area for this post so we all can find it. Thanks again to everyone who participated and/or publicized this survey!