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We all love teachers …

posted at 9:24 pm on October 25, 2012 by

… but Reason makes a good argument that more of them hasn’t helped, at least not overall.  Or maybe it’s not so much the teachers, but the non-teachers:

  • Maine had a decrease of 10.8 percent in student population yet increased its non-teaching staff by 76.1 percent.
  • South Dakota lost 3.9 percent of its student population yet increased non-teaching staff by 55.4 percent.
  • The District of Columbia lost 14.8 percent of its students yet increased non-teaching staff by 42 percent.

I suspect that the big reason for this is probably federal mandates pushed by people who really, really love teachers.

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Good manners would suggest an explanation for/and of the format change.

That’s okay if ya’ll don’t, I guess. Readers don’t count. Just ask the New York Times, or Newsweek.

cozmo on October 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM

cozmo on October 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM

+1 Million

JPeterman on October 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM

We’re still testing and rolling out some aspects of this. Unfortunately, some aspects have to be tested live. We’ll have an announcement by tomorrow.

Ed Morrissey on October 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM


FlatFoot on October 25, 2012 at 10:11 PM