Thursday, November 02, 2006
HUGE, HUGETTE, AND SON OF HUGE:
REPORT REVEALS GROWTH OF
NONTEACHING PERSONNEL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Whoa. I didn't know this. I knew teachers were becoming the minority among school staffs in public schools because of union machinations and administrative empire-building, but I didn't realize it had gotten this bad.
Wonder if this ratio holds up between Nebraska public and private schools, too.
In Arizona, 72% of private school staff are teachers . . . but only 49% of public school staff are.
Doesn't that just show the impact of The Blob? The more people we throw at K-12 education, the worse the product becomes. We know this, since private schools almost always have higher test scores and are judged to be doing better than public schools. But we keep increasing the nonteaching staff and all the related costs, anyway.
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