Why We Need Fewer Public School Jobs, Not More | Cato @ Liberty
Posted June 7, 2010on:
I have complained for years about the number of extraneous persons crowding the non-teaching portion of our education institutions. I have said and I feel confident in this: Guilford County could cut 50% of the Administration and no one would miss them. In fact, perhaps the actual educating of children might improve because teachers will have the time taken filling out forms generated by the administration to justify their positions to actually teach.
The following verifies my position. BB
Posted by Andrew J. Coulson
That’s the topic of a commentary I just wrote at BigGovernment.com, tied to recent efforts to prop up public school employment with another $23 billion bailout. I won’t repeat the text of that post here, but thought the two charts bear repeating. The first shows that employment has grown 10 times faster than enrollment over the past 40 years.
The second chart shows how the total cost of sending a single child through the public school system has changed over the years, along with trends in student achievement.