October 25, 2012 11:28AM

More on the Public School Productivity Collapse

Employment has grown explosively in U.S. public schools over the past two generations, far faster than student enrollment, and I was delighted to see Jay Greene drawing attention to this recently (with one caveat). I am equally delighted to see the Friedman Foundation’s major foray into this area: a new report titled “The School Staffing Surge”.


This report describes the national employment and enrollment changes over two periods: 1950–2009 and 1992–2009, as well as the state‐​level changes for the 1992–2009 period. Check it out!