Scafidi concluded that employment has increased dramatically in recent decades in America’s public schools, and at the same time, students achievement has been flat or on the decline.
“If it was time to consider alternatives to the public education system in 1966, what about 2013?” said Scafidi. “If the same system is still intact and more heavily funded, it is time to try something dramatically different.”
Scafidi is a fellow with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
For more information on his staffing study, visit edchoice.org.
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