Study Finds Oregon Schools Top Heavy With Non-Teacher Staff

, Posted: Fri, March 1 2013 at 6:22 PM, Updated: Fri, March 1 2013 at 6:51 PM

A new report on education says Oregon schools are top heavy -  employing more administrators and non-teacher staff than teachers.

The study is from the non-profit education watch-dog group the   Friedman Foundation.  It concludes there are fewer hands on teachers in the classroom than other staff.  It ranks Oregon among 21 states where the ratios work in favor of administrators and other staff.
         
But the Oregon Department of Education faults the study saying it lumps too many job titles into the non-teaching category.
 
These non-teacher staff include  administrators,  librarians, cafeteria workers,  coaches, nurses, assistant principals, bus drivers, and  any other positions other than teachers
   
The study analyzed data from 2009.

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