We’ve been tracking the ratio of teachers to the total staffing in our schools for years, but newly released data for 2009 has raised even our rather hardened eyebrows.
Back when KERA began, about half of the people in our public school system were teachers.
Now, only 37.5 percent are!
This ratio is definitely out of alignment with the national trends. Kentucky’s teacher to staff ratio ranks as the second lowest among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Furthermore, it looks like the ratio is getting much worse.
Is anyone besides the Bluegrass Institute paying attention to this?