K. A. Kruse is a practicing school administrator with 20+ years in education. He serves on the advisory board to the State Commissioner of Education, is a past president of the regional school administrator organization and is a freelance writer/consultant. He provides insight and advice on all aspects of school administration, with a specialty in public school finance.
on Jan. 01, 2012 :
Is it really that 'sad' to cut school personnel? I question what the author says below:
"A majority of every school district budget is spent on personnel. Costs for salaries and associated benefits total 75% or more of many school district budgets. Sadly enough, the only way to make really big cuts to a school district budget is to cut personnel..."
In my view, the big issue is what kind of personnel cuts to make.
The big difference between public schools and private schools is the enormous difference in money spent on administation. It seems a no brainer to CUT administrative costs by public schools.
When I read an article like this, I read the first sentence of every paragraph to get an overview of where the author is going. That's not possible here as the first line of the paragraphs do not create an outline of the author's main ideas.
Why not improve the overall flow of the ideas via better first sentneces?
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