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Examiner Local Editorial: 'Top Heavy' Virginia disputes school staffing study

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A just-released study by the Friedman Foundation for Education Choice explains why public schools have become such a huge drag on local budgets. Between 1992 and 2009, the number of K-12 students increased 17 percent nationwide, but the number of full-time school employees shot up 39 percent, adding $24 billion annually to the cost of public education. Analyzing data submitted to the U.S....

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