More students per teacher

According to a report released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Budget Project, a liberal group, the number of teachers in Wisconsin’s public schools dropped by 4,300 over the 7-year period between 2004-’05 and 2011-’12 – at a time when public-school enrollment increased slightly.

Using federal data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the group points out that Wisconsin had 15.5 students per teacher in the 2011-’12 school year, compared to 14.3 students-per-teacher in 2004-’05.

Via Report: Student-to-teacher ratios rising in Wisconsin schools @ JS School Zone.

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