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Has the Percentage of Texas Public School District Staff Who Directly Impact Student Outcomes Changed over the Last 20 Years?

April 10, 2011


In the last post, I showed that the decrease in the percentage of teachers was largely due to an increase in support staff. But support staff is a catch-all that covers a wide variety of individuals. As it turns out, a fair percentage of support personnel are located at schools and have a direct impact […]

Analysis of Educator Roles and Responsibilities in Texas: 1991-2011

April 5, 2011


During this budgetary crisis, there has been much discussion about what school district employees in Texas actually do. Some people have claimed that we used to have five teachers to every one non-teacher in the 1970s while we now have one teacher to every one non-teacher. Others have claimed that districts are choosing to cut […]