A new John Locke Foundation report examines “significant” growth in nonclassroom jobs over this decade. Here’s a synopsis of the report by Terry Stoops of the JLF.
North Carolina’s public schools have added administrators, consultants, and other nonclassroom staffers faster than they’ve added students this decade. That’s a key finding in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
“It’s important to keep this rapid growth of nonclassroom jobs in mind as N.C. House budget writers recommend cutting positions to help fill the state government’s budget hole,” said report author Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation Education Policy Analyst. “While North Carolina’s public school enrollment has grown about 13 percent since 2000, the number of school personnel has grown by nearly 18 percent. Much of that growth has been outside the classroom.” […]