Thursday, May 07, 2009

Los Angeles schools paying teachers not to teach

Undoubtedly there are some teachers who should not be teaching, but really. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles School District is paying $10 million per year to teachers for not teaching:
About 160 instructors and others get salaries for doing nothing while their job fitness is reviewed. They collect roughly $10 million a year, even as layoffs are considered because of a budget gap.
Remember this next time someone starts in telling you that we should consolidate small counties to "improve efficiency." A number of years ago we consolidated schools and school districts, and now we have big, behemoth school districts that do things like paying teachers not to teach.

My hypothesis is that efficiency is inversely related to the size of the bureaucracy.

HT: Michelle Malkin

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