Study: Non-teaching staff outnumber teachers at public schools in 21 states
- A new report from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice reveals that 21 states have more non-teaching personnel than teachers.
- The study uses data on states' hiring patterns between 1992 and 2009, and includes everyone from coaches, librarians and bus drivers to assistant principals and deputy superintendents as "non-teaching personnel."
- Virginia tops the report with 60,737 more non-teachers than teachers, and the report says that 48 states could save $24 billion annually if their non-teaching staff hiring had not outpaced student growth.
From the article:
... The report, a sequel to last fall's "The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America's Public Schools," examines states' hiring patterns between 1992 and 2009. It found that, in 2009, administrators and other non-teaching staff outnumbered teachers in Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Louisiana, Wyoming, Vermont, Utah, Georgia, Alaska, New Hampshire, Iowa, and the District of Columbia, which is treated as a state in the report. ...
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