August 19, 2014

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Study: A fourth of public school spending goes to salaries and benefits of nonteachers. “Our sense is that these millions of people have quietly accumulated over the years as districts simply added employees in response to sundry needs, demands, and pressures—including state and federal mandates and funding streams—without carefully examining the decisions they were making or considering possible tradeoffs and alternatives. This was the path of least resistance and, at a time of rising budgets, was viable even if imprudent. But it’s no longer sustainable in the public sector any more than the private.”