Originally Posted by Phobia
That's how it is around here too. They cut 30-40 jobs and the suits get their fat raises on already significant salaries. What I don't understand though, is why do we need $300 per sqft schools? Why do 14 year old kids need $8,000 cameras to learn photography? Hell, when I went to school we learned photography by bringing mom & dad's camera to school. Schools are an out of control expense that keeps sucking tax dollars and they're spending more on everything except the people who deserve it the most.
Now everybody needs 1:1 computer programs. But the administration for schools is a serious, usually unjustifiable racket.
Does anyone think a single person with a PhD in Education Administration can do much for a district? More than 3 or 4 good teachers can?
I'm skeptical. I've heard a lot of stories, though, and almost entirely from the teacher pov.