School daze

Commentary:

in the 20-year period from 1985 to 2005, the number of administrators increased at universities by 85% while the number of students and faculty increased by only 50%. In that same period, the number of administrative staff ballooned by a staggering 240%. Between 1985 and 2011, the cost of a four-year degree increased by 498% while consumer inflation rose by just over 100%.

Surprised by any of this? And just look at how rigorous the US edumacation system is compared to China.

One Response to “School daze”

  1. Bosun Says:

    It would not surprise me if you ran the numbers on health care and found much the same. The number of people drawing a paycheck that have nothing to do with patient care has exploded. But they drive cost.

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