Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools

“We need to care about state budgets: Big Money, Little Scrutiny”.
Ripon Superintendent Richard Zimman:

“the very public institutions intended for student learning has become focused instead on adult employment. I say that as an employee. Adult practices and attitudes have become embedded in organizational culture governed by strict regulations and union contracts that dictate most of what occurs inside schools today. Any impetus to change direction or structure is met with swift and stiff resistance. It’s as if we are stuck in a time warp keeping a 19th century school model on life support in an attempt to meet 21st century demands.”

Related: “The Guys at Enron Would Never Have Done This“.
Much more on schools increased “adult to adult” spending here.