Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ah, The High Cost of Education...

That was one of the themes that swept Fauxcahontas to victory over Scott Brown, wasn't it? She's all for making education affordable, etc., right?

Libertyman sends a link that shows one of the reasons why higher education is so expensive...

Highest-paid Massachusetts state workers
This database contains information on the 7,066 Massachusetts state employees who earned at least $100,000 in 2011. All but one of the 50 highest paid were employed by the University of Massachusetts. You can search by last name, job title, or department using the search box below. Source: State of Massachusetts.

Of the top ten earners, all but one are over $500K. 49 out of 50 are part of the Massachusetts public higher education system. Think about that the next time Granny Warren drones on about the high cost of higher education. This isn't some evil faceless corporation getting rich off the poor. These are administrators: coaches, chancellors, deans, etc. - not the professors teaching classes.

Isn't it interesting to see those high salaries? I mean, if you changed all those chancellors and deans with "CEO" and "Marketing Director", you'd hear nothing but howls about "wealthiest 1%" and "corporate fatcats". But somehow when it's deans and chancellors rather than CEOs and marketing directors, well, that's all fine and dandy. If you're a successful administrator of a college, well, that's great. If you can run a business, though, forget it.

But hey! At least Taxagawea is going to address the economic inequity, right? No, seriously, stop laughing...

That is all.

4 comments:

Wally said...

Stop fed subsidies (guaranteed loans) and watch those salaries dwindle.

Stan said...

What wally said. Since the Fed is willing to give anyone and their cat an unsecured loan for stupid amounts of money of course there is no reason for colleges not to crank tuition up to 11

Bubblehead Les. said...

Hey, at least you have a Truthful Communist who will do her best to help the ReAnointed One continue the Fundamental Transformation of America.

And Mr. Brown can now go hang out with his Good Buddy Mickey Bloomberg.

And IF there's a Free Election in 2016, we can now tell all those N.E. RINOS to STAY THE FUCK OUT OF THE ELECTION!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to cite this information next time I get a call from UMass asking me to donate money.

unbelievable.