Caesar Rodney Institute’s Chair John Stapleford was featured in the OPINION pages of the local paper.
. We also include Dr Stapleford’s best-ever radio interview, where we broke the story.
To recap, the numbers suggest the Delaware legislators have turned
the First State’s public education system into a
union jobs shop
That may be great for political donations!
But if the goal and objective is
to actually educate Delaware’s youth, the
THE most important ingredient – are the (relative) losers. Big times losers.
As John points out, “the inflation-adjusted average annual salary at Delaware’s elementary and secondary public school teachers has been going down…dropping from $65, 223 in 1989-90 to $60,484 in 2017-18.”
Taxpayers should be aware,
“Delaware ranks 14
highest among all the states
in expenditures on public education.” So where’s the money going?
“The number of non-teachers or ‘all other staff’ increased more than seven times.”
And how about the outcomes given this toxic brew?
“Almost two-thirds of the eight graders
have tested functionally illiterate in reading and math.”
There’s even more to share….