In 2000 the Chicago Board of Education had about 440,000 students enrolled and employeed about 40,000 people. Today it has about 400,000 students enrolled and employs about 45,000 people.
I’ll report back if I find out how many teachers the CBoE employed in 2000 vs. today. I’m guessing that the additional 5,000 people aren’t teachers or even involved directly in instruction.
There’s a joke around here that the only qualifications required for a $100,000+ a year job with the CBoE are a political sponsor and no teaching experience.
Information derived from various Chicago Tribune articles