NYC Has Less Students But More Bureaucrats

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Because of course the rational answer to a drop in enrollment is a beefing up of administrative personnel. “Funding for central office staff at the city Department of Education rose for the new school year, even as projected enrollment in district schools slipped and charter enrollment continued to rise, according to data released Friday,” Leslie Brody reports in The Wall Street Journal. “The nation’s largest district expects to welcome about 962,000 children in prekindergarten through 12th grade when school opens Wednesday, down from 980,767 in the last school year.”

“Officials attribute the decline to normal fluctuations as well as growth in charters.”