Louisiana is one of 21 states where education administrators and others outnumber classroom teachers, according to a report issued Thursday by a group that favors school choice.
According to the report, Louisiana’s student population dropped 13 percent between the 1992 and 2009 financial years while the ranks of administrators and others rose 13 percent.
The student population rose by 17 percent nationally while ranks of administrators went up 46 percent.
In addition, the state had 2,119 more administrators and other non-teaching personnel than teachers in the 2009 financial year, the study says.
The latest review said that an earlier study by the same group concluded that, despite the hike in public school employment, student achievement has been flat or declined.