Education: administrators way up, scores flat

From 1950 to 2009 the number of students increased 96%. During that same time the number of administrators increased more than 700%. Zero improvement in scores or in graduation rates. Those are just a few items from a report by the Friedman Foundation for School Choice.

New Hampshire is one of 21 states that have more non-teaching staff than teachers. From 1992 to 2009, the number of NH students has increased a modest 12%; the number of non-teaching staff has grown 80%. If administrators had increased only as fast as students, NH would save almost $250 million EVERY year. That would be more than $31,000 for every classroom.