Prof Mark A Perry (2013, January 21) makes a good point about the "bloat" of administrative staffing in America's public schools. The chart below shows that administrative staffing has outpaced student growth by a ratio of 7:1.
At best, one is left pondering the extent to which government regulations have contributed to this imbalance. At worst, one has to ask just what the driving focus and priority is at public schools: education or administration.
Source: Perry, M J (2013, January 21), Chart of the Day: Administrative Bloat in US Public Schools, AEIdeas.