Yes, and administrators, once career bureaucrats, are now actual "business people" seeking community props only to find that there's profit in rent-seeking Federal funds for children. These "business people" naturally demand a higher salary because they've closed some big deals. Unlike the deals they've closed for other employers, however -- these deals benefit other ... "business people," not the school district and certainly not the children. Except for the children whose parents benefit from the deals made by the "business people" who "serve" on the school board.
And that's leaving ALEC out of the equation.
We know that Eternal September began in 1993. When did Eternal Balance Sheet begin, i.e., when did We The People start believing that anything not turning a profit must be shut down? Some things simply cost money, e.g., public schools, the Post Office, ... Maybe I'm asking the wrong question. When did it become a good idea to put "business people" in charge of delicate things like educating children? Was it during one of the MBA gluts?