On the subject of productivity in the government sector Scott (no last name included) wrote,

…All of the educational proposals currently in vogue specifically involve reducing productivity. They keep looking for smaller class sizes and higher teacher pay with the promise of better educational achievement for the students.

But no one is promising as large an increase in student achievement as they are proposing to increase teacher salaries. Likewise, the class size reductions are far greater than the promised educational gains.

To put in your two cents on this issue, return to the cost disease thread.