I'm not disputing you one bit. I'm just looking more at the management of the districts.
no, I realize that. Sorry if I didn't make that apparent. When it comes to management, I have sincere reservations about how resources are allocated and wasted. I've seen a lot of educational waste and unwise investment in resources, that cost taxpayers a lot of money. In terms of hardware, software, programming, class offerings, etc. I think there should be much better and smarter investment. And I've seen way too many instances of board members making decisions and spending money that was going to fail from the beginning.
I think that until we can spend money more wisely, we can't be certain if we're spending too much or not enough. The administration and middle management in education can be bloated and inefficient and redundant.
You'll get no disagreement from me there.
My post above was just to point out that economics can be something that impacts education generally. And ask to what extent it was impacting what you were seeing. When I say "economics" that's a tough characteristic because it's so broad. From the kinds of things you're talking about like expenses and staffing as well as the economic infrastructure for the school and surrounding areas.