Public schools

Teacher, Administrator Hires Outstrip Student Population Growth

Indiana public schools may be a tad overstaffed


Public schools in Indiana have added teachers and administrators much faster than they've added students in the past two decades, according to a new report from The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

"Indiana has had a more extreme trend relative the national average in terms of becoming more top heavy," says the report's author, Ben Scafidi, a professor of economics at Georgia College. "Administrators increased at five times the rate of students and three times the rate of teachers."