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LETTER: Three-to-One Odds
Jerry L. Modisette | 10/28/14
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Mr. Hudson's recent article about improving education — "Different Solutions to Our Education Problems" — did a straightforward calculation from the Durango 9-R budget and enrollment to show that the overhead of a local school district is 300%. ($203,000 per classroom of 25; $50,000 estimated for the teacher).

That's the sort of overhead I expect to see at an aerospace-defense company, where they spend a lot more money getting contracts than performing them.

What does the 300% go for? Relatively little goes for the school building, including lighting and heating, which is the origin of the term overhead. It mostly goes to pay salaries and benefits of people who don't teach.

Years ago when I was a professor and dean, I was assigned to the finance committee for the self-study required every few years to maintain accreditation. I worked out that our overhead was 200%, which appalled most of my colleagues. Some one asked how could that be when we couldn't get lab supplies or computers? I explained about it going for salaries of administrative people and fund-raisers. One of my colleagues with a gift for the mal mot said it meant that, For every one of us, there are two of them!

Nowadays, it appears that for every public school teacher, there are three of them.

Maybe Mr. Hudson could get an actual body count in a subsequent part of his editorial on education.

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