Wednesday, October 24, 2012
KTVT-DAL (CBS) - Dallas, TX
From KTVT-DAL (CBS) (Dallas, TX) - 10-24-12 (5:15:19 PM):
"Like Texas cities, schools are growing fast. But a closer look shows that most new jobs are not necessarily for teachers, they're actually for administrators. Listen to the stats, here. 37% more students enrolled in Texas schools, in the 90s all the way through 2009. Now look at the comparison. Administration staff grew 172%. The Friedman Foundation put the report together. It blames administrators for increasing costs but not increasing academic performance."
More on the findings of "The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America's Public Schools" can be found at http://edchoice.org/StaffSurge. An interactive map, showing state-by-state breakdowns, is available at http://edchoice.org/StaffSurge/Map.
More on education reform, school choice, or the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice can be found at http://edchoice.org.