|1 to 1 is an education myth|
Poster: WhosPlayin Posted: 2012/5/14 10:07:24
Cwright, I highly recommend you read this article by Stephen Waddell - LISD's superintendent. In it, he thoroughly explains what the job classifications are that are other than teachers. They're not all "admin". Although our numbers will differ from Frisco and the state in general, the 1 to 1 ratio you cite is bunk. It is misleading at best to go around citing such a bogus statistic designed to make people think that there is literally an "administrator" for every teacher.
Facts are important. The fact is that only about 3.7% of employees are considered "administration" on the central or campus level. Others are auxilliary, such as bus drivers, cooks, maintenance, security guards, computer people and so forth. Teachers would not be able to handle as many kids as they do without the support.
If you think there's too much support staff, then say so, but be prepared to tell us who you'd like to cut, and how those responsibilities get taken care of. Tell us how we'll meet the thousands of intrusive state mandates that micro-manage education.