I ran across the following factoid while reading an editorial in the St. Pete Times today:
Duval County spends 0.48 percent of its budget on administrative costs, instead of in the classroom. That’s a higher percentage than spent in Miami-Dade County, which spends 0.37 percent, and Orange County, which spends 0.22 percent.
I recognize that cutting administrative costs will not solve the budget cut problems in Duval County’s school system. But, as the editorial said – it would go a long way toward assuring taxpayers and lawmakers that new money would reach the classroom.