"The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy."
The UK's former Ministry of Colonies had the largest personnel on record when all it had left to administer was Hong Kong. The FAA has doubled its staff despite a 24% reduction in the number of flights nationwide since 2008. Education, much like these other functions, do not exist to benefit the people; it exists to benefit the employees and politicians. If politicians cared about outcomes, we wouldn't have public education.