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Gaedel Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 10:38 AM
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172. If I were Bobb....
I would be trying to break and destroy the DPS bureaucracy by drastically eliminating non-teaching jobs.

I did see a study done by a right wing think tank which i tried to address with an open mind. I only saw the conclusions, so I cannot comment on their data or methodology. The study dealt with consolidations of smaller school districts. They concluded that up to a point, consolidation gave economies of scale. There was a peak of efficiency that began to decline when the number of students in the district passed a certain number (I think I remember it was around 3,000), then Parkinson's Law took effect and the number of administrators began to get out of hand. I am reminded of the thousands of textbooks that just mouldered away in the DPS central warehouse. Maybe our large city school systems should be broken up into 3,000 student independent districts with little oversight on the part of the large system which would exist primarily to provide specialist education to the physically or mentally challenged.
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