Glenn Reynolds: Fire Administrators To Fix Higher Ed

GLENN REYNOLDS: Fire Administrators To Fix Higher Ed. “But while the over-generous compensation of universities’ CEOs is what gets the press attention, it’s not the biggest problem. Rather, the drastic cost increases associated with higher education stem mostly from lower levels of administration. For every highly paid president, universities are afflicted with scores of lower-level administrators, often earning in the six figures, who get far less attention. And each of those administrators, of course, has a fiefdom stocked with lower-paid, but more numerous, administrators and secretaries.  How bad has it gotten? Well, we’ve reached the point at which many, probably most, universities have more administrators than they have teaching faculty.

 

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