Answering the Critics of School Administration, 2nd Edition

All too often, the public perception of school administration is that it is a large bureaucracy diverting critical resources from instruction. The data shows otherwise. Six common misconceptions of school administration are examined and proven false in light of the most recent national data: administration is an unnecessary burden on school and should be curtailed; there are too many administrators; the number of school administrators is growing rapidly and at the expense of instruction; school administrators are paid too much; increasing amounts of school budgets are going to administration; and that a lot of money is going to administration that could be better spent for other purposes.


Table of Contents
Perception 1: Administration is an unnecessary burden on schools and should be curtailed 3
Perception 2: There are too many administrators 17
Perception 3: The number of school administrators is growing rapidly and at the expense of instruction 21
Perception 4: School administrators are paid too much 26
Perception 5: Increasing amounts of school budgets are going to administration 30
Perception 6: A lot of money is going to administration that could be better spent for other purposes 32

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