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No Bureaucrat Left Behind: N.C. public schools add staff at a much faster rate than enrollment

posted on in Economic Growth & Development, Education (PreK-12), Energy & Environment, Government Reform, Health Care & Human Services, Property Rights, Spending & Taxes

North Carolina’s public schools continue to add administrative, non-instructional, and instructional support positions at rates that far exceed enrollment growth. Since 2000, North Carolina’s public school student enrollment (Average Daily Membership) has increased by approximately 13 percent, while school personnel has increased by nearly 18 percent.
North Carolina’s pupil/staff ratio decreased from nearly 8:1 in 2003 to just over 7:1 in 2006.

No Bureaucrat Left Behind: N.C. public schools add staff at a much faster rate than enrollment

Dr. Stoops is the director of the Center for Effective Education. Before joining the Locke Foundation in 2005, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He… ...

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