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KTVT-DAL (CBS) | Increase in Texas School Administrators Far Outpaces Student Enrollment

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.

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