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A Think Twice Review of:

The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools, Part II

Think Twice - Mar 26, 2013

Publisher/Think Tank - The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Author(s) -

The report disaggregates trends in K-12 hiring for individual states, presenting ratios comparing the number of administrators and other non-teaching staff to the number of teachers or students.

Reviewer(s) - Joydeep Roy, Visiting Professor Teachers College – Columbia University & Senior Economist for the New York City Independent Budget Office

A new review finds that the report fails to attempt to benchmark hiring against each state’s needs and circumstances. Neither report explores the causes and consequences of faster employment growth. Part II is devoid of any serious policy implications.