April 29, 2006

Readin', writin' & spreadsheets..

Pedro noticed my post on the budget of NYC schools, and has run some numbers for an imaginary for-profit school. NY City looks pretty bad.

Why? Notice one ratio in particular. He assumes 18 teachers and 5 administrators. I have no figures, but I bet if you exmined NY, you would find 18 teachers to 18 non-teachers.

That, I suspect, is the budgetary black hole.

Note: One can express these matters in terms of budgetary efficiency. One could alternatively say that the Democrat party has sold its soul to the teacher's unions, and in return for massive contributions, is working to blight the hopes, and often literally destroy the lives, of millions of poor and minority children. I might have titled this post Kindermord.

But that would be right-wing hate-mongering. Can't have that, of course.

Posted by John Weidner at April 29, 2006 12:24 PM
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