Cato: Public-school Employees Have Doubled; Student Enrollment Not so Much

Monday, July 9th, 2012 and is filed under Issues, News

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For years, we’ve been told that we must continue to hire more teachers and spend more money on education.  Well we have being doing just that for 40 years, and the results are dismal.  Cato’s Andrew Coulsen writes in the Wall Street Journal that even though employees have doubled since 1970, student enrollment is only up 8.5%.  So what’s happened to the rest of the money?  It’s gone into the black hole of government expansion.  It’s time to save education from the clutches of the corrupt teachers’ unions and open up the field to the private sector.