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Where Does All the Public School Money Go?

By March 12, 2023Commentary

I suspect many of you have seen some version of this graph.  Public schools have been adding administrative staff at a rate far faster than the growth in students or actual teachers.  These people tend to be highly paid and obviously do nothing to improve the education students get, in fact they make it worse by creating vast bureaucracies and processes that hinder teaching and learning.  And of course a lot of these new useless staff people are there to advance the DEI agenda, i.e., help indoctrinate students to become voting Democrats.  I make this point repeatedly.  We have fallen behind China because it cranks hundreds of thousands of engineers and scientists every year while we focus on indoctrination.  It makes a difference in our quality of life.

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  • joe Kosanda says:

    Circa 2005 – My local school district was spending $150m plus to expand the school buildings in a schools district with flat enrollment projections for the next 20 years.

    I ran into the school board president (our daughters played on the same school volleyball team)
    I asked her why the school district was spending all the tax payer money for the buildings
    The school board president’s response
    ” its not taxpayer money- its bond money”

  • DuluthGuy says:

    What I’d like to know is what the heck all of the extra people in administration actually do on a day-to-day basis.

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