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Old 02-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #99 (permalink)
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As far as where the money goes in schools... school employee's salaries are all online in my state... I see where most of the teachers at my alma mater are making about $35,000/year. I agree, many (in other districts) are making more, and many of those making more aren't worth it, but my impression is that schools are far, far more top heavy with administration a.k.a. pencil pushers than they were when I went to school (back in the day there was a principal, super, secretary, custodians, cooks, bus drivers, teachers, and damn little else). Also back in the day, the principal and super didn't fancy themselves to be rock stars and so weren't drawing six-figure salaries and school-provided new Cadillacs. And then there's the facilities and tech-gadget expenditures... THAT is where the money goes.