I was shocked, SHOCKED to learn higher education and the medical community were following the same fatal strategy:
Almost two years ago, Chronicle published findings that showed a parallel trend in higher education:
Growth in Administrators Outstrips Growth in Faculty Members
August 17, 2010, 3:10 pm
A report issued today says that the number of administrators for every 100 college students increased by 39 percent from 1993 to 2007, while the number of professors and researchers rose by 18 percent during that period. The study of 198 public and private universities was released by the nonprofit Goldwater Insitute, and led by Jay P. Greene, a senior fellow at the institute who is also head of the department of education reform at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Officials at one university system, the University of Texas, objected to the study’s methodology. They told The Dallas Morning News that the study included counselors, deans, and accountants in the administrative ranks, which artificially inflated those numbers. Mr. Greene said the point was to account for staff not directly involved in instruction or research. His report blames this “bloat” for the increase in college costs.
No need for hyperbole when you have facts on your side.
“The time is now; the struggle continues” (August Wilson)
-Dr. Robert Craig Baum (aka Migrant Intellectual)