Pennsylvania Schools Lose 139K Students But Add 21K Administrators — Pennsylvania public schools have lost 139,000 students since 2000 but gained 21,145 more employee, notes Commonwealth Foundation.
This employee growth includes nearly 40 percent more highly paid administrators than 20 years ago.
Schools have not gotten better.
The Foundation also points out that Pennsylvania school districts spent $21,263 per student in 2021–22, ranking 7th in the nation at nearly $5,500 more than the national average.
Chesco United reported, Aug. 24, that an audit of 12 school districts by state Auditor General Tim DeFoor found that all routinely pass big tax hikes despite having budget surpluses in the tens of millions of dollars.
Those running our schools don’t care about themselves not education.
School choice and charter schools are a solution. Chesco United notes that the cost per-pupil at a charter school is about half that of a district one and parents have far more say in the curriculum and hiring.
Pennsylvania Schools Lose 139K Students But Add 21K Administrators