Who Needs Teachers?

While two-thirds of Texas’ school districts are suing the state for more “education” money, a new report shows that those same school districts are three times more likely to hire “administrators and other staff” than teachers.

A new report from the Friedman Foundation looks at the growth rates of personnel in our nation’s public schools.

From 1992 to 2009, Texas’ student enrollment increased 37 percent and the number of teachers 50 percent. Yet the number of “administrators and other staff”? A shocking 172 percent.

The school finance lawsuit is an expensive farce; it’s a fraud against Texas’ taxpayers, teachers and students. Those school board members conned into filing the suits by their administrators should be ashamed of themselves.

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Michael is president and CEO of Empower Texans. A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Sullivan is married with three children. He divides his time between the Metroplex, the rest of Texas, and Austin.

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