Public school advocates yawn as Wayne County Schools announce $5 million budget deficit

Say it with me: “If the Wayne County Schools was a charter school…”

But there will be an outpouring of sympathy for the district, in addition to state assistance to help them overcome their $5 million budget deficit. How did this happen? Mismanagement of taxpayer dollars is a good place to start.  Here is a consultant’s slide from a recent school board meeting:









Yes, “expenses exceed revenue” are guaranteed to produce budget shortfalls.

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...