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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 923 -- Administrative Bloat In Education.

Bureaucrats Running Amok-

A few weeks ago, I posted on the growth of spending in education in Texas, and how it's outpacing the growth of enrollment and inflation put together. Spending per pupil has roughly doubled the rate of inflation over the past decade. Our problem is not so much the teachers unions (as in Wisconsin) as much as it is the administrative overhead just getting out of control in so many of these school districts around the state. The ratio of teachers to non-teachers on the payroll in our school systems is now 1:1. It's just goofy how much more we spend on education-- and how few of those dollars make it into the classroom.

ProtectTheClassroom.com is a project of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and it's a project I've been working on, including these 30 second ads (and more to come):

"Growth"

"Ratio"

It's time to cut the bloat, and administrators who are firing teachers as the first resort, before trimming overhead and their own administration budgets outside the classroom, are really illustrating how most school districts got into this situation in the first place.

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