Over the last 40 years, K-12 administrative staff has grown at more than twice the rate of teaching staff and over fifteen times the rate of student enrollment.
So far, we have not seen a cause-and-effect relationship between increased spending on administrators and higher test scores.
If academic achievement on the NAEP is any measure, the policies of the past half century just aren’t working.
… The new NAEP scores confirm the outcomes found on the NAEP long-term-trend assessment, which has assessed reading achievement since 1971 and math achievement since 1973. Twelfth graders today perform no better in reading than high school seniors of the early 1970s.