Superintendent Gets $1 Million Retirement Package

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    This is precisely why the U.S. spends more money on public education per student than any other nation in the world and why we get the least bang for our buck. When politicians talk about investing in education and needing more money for the schools, what they are really saying is more money for administrators and the greedy teachers' unions.
     
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    Wayne County needs a decent investigation into this deal, IMO.
     
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    Nice work if you can get it, eh?

    My last teaching post in the greater Boston area (1984) I made $18,000 a year for a 60 hour workweek.

    Think I was overpaid?
     
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    Back then? No. The cost of public education in this country has skyrocketed over the past few decades. I can understand higher costs due to higher technological advancements that really weren't around when I was a kid, like the Internet and such, but there is also a lot of waste. Suburban school districts in southeast PA, for example, are buying students laptops. The school district right here where I live in South Carolina bought kids iPods this year. How do iPods add to educational value. That is completely unnecessary and the kids aren't going to take care of them properly because they don't own them.

    Then you have the bureaucracy and largess. I went to Boston Public Schools as a kid and we never had a teacher's aide when I was in school, yet today teachers act like they can't do their jobs without them. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has seven assistant superintendents in the district. They spend $4 million a year on a media department for the public, not the children. Then of course there is the infamous teacher v Chris Christie viral video of that fat bitch complaining to him about how she shouldn't have to pay anything towards her health insurance because she ONLY makes $80,000 a year had to forego a raise this year.

    Teachers have computers, the Internet, smart boards, teachers' aides, and much larger pay and benefits today than they've ever had and more money is spent on public education than ever in the history of this nation and the unions and the politicians act like it's not enough for them to do their jobs. The public is getting robbed plain and simple because somehow teachers have become some sort of protected aristocratic class that should be given carte blanche to what ever they want and anyone who has the gall to speak out against it is just against the children and public education. Bullshit.
     
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    Umm this is a CEO kind of thing Not a union thing.
     
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    Of course you were, you did not vote for Palin did you?
     
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    I didn't say it was.
     
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    First let's wade through the habitually fuzzy math, and add a few facts:

    1. With 15 years experience as Superintendent, the guy probably only worked 150 days a year BEFORE he retired, so getting $200,000 for consulting during his first year of "retirement," really means he is not retired that year.

    2. $220,000 is not a huge salary for a metropolitan school superintendent. It is not unusual for those working in education to receive 100% of their salary after working within the same STATE for 30+ years. Thompson worked 42 years in education

    3. $1,000,000 -220,000-200,000 = $580,000, the guy's ACTUAL BONUS

    Outcry Over $500K Payout Prompts Call For Resignation
     
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    PAAAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAAAAAALIN!!!!

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    The only part I have a problem with it the 15 large for retirement planning. Id say he had the heist pretty well planned out he just had to get the stooges to sign on without reading. He did and the deal is done.
    The Lesson
    READ THE BILL.
     

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