By Mike Klein
Mike Klein, EditorGeorgia Public Policy Foundation
Georgia lawmakers filed about five dozen public education bills in this year’s General Assembly, bills that address funding formulas, enhancements to parental school choice, tax credits, ideas to preserve HOPE financial aid, additional days for pre-K education programs and many more.
Here is something lawmakers might want to think about: Why was the employment growth rate for Georgia public school administrators and non-teaching staff nearly double the percentage growth rate in total student population between 1992 and 2009, at enormous real cost? Also, why does Georgia employ more administrators and non-teaching staff than teachers?
This data is found in “The School Staffing Surge,”
a new report from the Friedman Foundation for…