Growth in Education Spending Where does that all of that money go? Why are per pupil expenditures so much higher today? The Answer: Bureaucracy
Education Bureaucracy If the Texas public education system were a private company, it would be the fifth largest in the world by employee count: Sources: Fortune Magazine and the Texas Education Agency
Education Bureaucracy The fifth largest company in the world? But surely most of those employees are classroom teachers, right? Wrong.
Source: Texas Education Agency, Personnel and Average Salaries, 1971 – 1983.
Education Bureaucracy As spending on public education increases, your tax dollars are being used for purposes with little or no relation to teaching and learning.
So when a Superintendent or other school official says that budget cuts mean teachers will have to be fired… Ask: Why not start by reducing non-teaching positions? Why not reduce administrations’ pay & benefit before firing teachers?
After all, the core function of Texas public schools is to educate students. And that happens in the classroom.
We choose classroom instruction over educational bureaucracy. Where do you stand? texasclassroomsfirst.com