Andrew J. Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at The Cato Institute, wrote a fantastic article for the Wall Street Journal that Dennis reads from. (Posted by Religio-Political Talk) It is entitled "America Has Too Many Teachers," in it is this of many nuggets:
- Since 1970, the public school workforce has roughly doubled—to 6.4 million from 3.3 million—and two-thirds of those new hires are teachers or teachers' aides. Over the same period, enrollment rose by a tepid 8.5%. Employment has thus grown 11 times faster than enrollment. If we returned to the student-to-staff ratio of 1970, American taxpayers would save about $210 billion annually in personnel costs.
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