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Study: Half of All School Employees
Not Teachers, 130% Increase Since 1970

Cybercast News Service, by Zoey DiMauro

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/19/2014 2:53:27 PM

The ranks of non-teachers - such as administrators, counselors, teacher aides and cafeteria workers - has swelled 130 percent since 1970 and they now make up 50 percent of all public school employees according to a new study, The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don´t Teach. Looking at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that the growth of non-teaching staff has greatly outpaced student growth over the past four decades. From 1970 to 2010, the number of students grew by 8.6 percent, while the number of non-teaching personnel increased by 130 percent. Non-teachers

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What an utter disgrace. No wonder students are failing all over this country. Money is not being spent on education. Thank you unions everywhere. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 8/19/2014 3:17:01 PM     (No. 9972211)

...totally outrageous and a clear example of why the public school system is a failure and will continue to become only worse going forward...

...it´s become it´s own little unionized welfare program and another example of the government failing to deliver...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 8/19/2014 3:20:00 PM     (No. 9972217)

It takes a village (to line our pockets and steal tax dollars from property owners while teaching little of value).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 8/19/2014 3:22:37 PM     (No. 9972221)

It is amazing how well educated those of us who went to school before 1970 are! Look what "we" accomplished without the help of unions and other things put on the "plates" of education. We learned to read,write, do math, think creatively, etc. It is time to do away with the Dept. of Education and get back to teaching the basics.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/19/2014 3:26:40 PM     (No. 9972224)

Bureaucrats (Union Thugs): Expanding their empires by hiring more staff generates higher grades for bureaucrats. (Rule #1, for Rule #2 & 3, see Rule 1)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TrustyTool, 8/19/2014 4:56:14 PM     (No. 9972352)

Schools are no longer just schools anymore. Over time, they´ve become social justice & welfare centers. With this change in their charter is a commensurate change in the type of employees needed. Schools don´t exist only to educate the children now; they exist to assist the surrounding community.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/19/2014 10:39:10 PM     (No. 9972801)

You haven´t seen anything yet. Each classroom with non-English speaking students require about six employees.



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