Note: from here on out (until I change my mind... again), all Open Posts will include "O.P." in the subject line.
Following up, even a cursory read reveals the typical problem with good ideas: feature bloat, leading to an invocation of the
Of course, as per my assertions here and elsewhere , I believe that a large part of the wasted dollars in public education are monies spent on school administrators. An optimistic guesstimate would be that perhaps 1 out of 1,000 public school administrators is not an absolute idiot. Most are idiots and actively harmful to the process of teaching/learning.
So while, yes, I do believe the 65% Solution is a good idea on paper, the way it's working out is just more of the same old educaca: shuffle non-essential crap into the "classroom instruction" definition so that administrators can claim to be meeting a goal of spending a certain percentage of their funding on classroom instruction. (Sports? Classroom instruction?!?!?! Gimme a break!)