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    Rj
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    In the recent days in my community the schools are cutting their budgets and doing it by laying off teachers.  I was wondering if anyone out there has ever used or been involved with a school using the tools of Six Sigma?  I know schools have waste as businesses, and laying off teachers is not the answer to a better education. 

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    Teacher = MachinistClassroom = Manufacturing CellStudents = Part Being ManufacturedFailing Student = Possible Part DefectFailing Class = Possible Machinist or System ErrorPrincipal = Plant ManagerThere should not be a reason why SS could not be utilized in the education system, A part (student) is being manufactured in 12 shifts with each shift lasting approximately 9 months. During the course of manufacturing each part is being measured to ensure it is staying within the control limits.What I see is that with the reduction of Machinist’s (Teachers) in the plant (School), the number of parts (Students) doesn’t change, parts from the shutdown cell are now dispersed throughout the remaining active cells thus increasing the amount of production for that machinist.The education system would be very much different if each school had a quality department. Maybe the teachers being laid off could be used as inspectors for their district.  

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