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An Educrat is a bureaucrat or administrator working in the field of education.1

The term is a portmanteau combining the words educator and bureaucrat. The term, usually used as a pejorative2, was coined in 1968 by Claude R. Kirk Jr., governor of Florida.


  • “We’d have more funding for classroom teachers if there weren’t layers and layers of educats at the admin building.”
  • “Don’t forget to fill out the fire drill log–don’t want to give the educats a reason to write us up.”
  • “I signed up to teach, not be an educrat.”

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