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Andrew Coulson: America Has Too Many Teachers

July 18, 2012

The size of America’s teacher workforce has been a presidential campaign topic ever since President Obama suggested a third stimulus focused on keeping current teachers in their jobs. Andrew Coulson decided to join the fray by writing an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal. It’s titled, “AmericaHas Too Many Teachers.” Coulson directs the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. Here's his follow-up blog post discussing the effect of smaller class sizes on students and research indicating private schools do much better with the same students as public schools but spend much less.