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  •  What I have seen (6+ / 0-)

    Are overpaid administrators, particularly superintendents who are double dipping from multiple school systems.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

    All kidding aside - it's the f'ing oligarchy, stupid.

    by nightsweat on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 06:19:22 AM PST

    •  Overpaid? Perhaps. (0+ / 0-)

      But I don't think I'd call what they're doing "double-dipping".  They retire from one district after earning their pension, then while collecting that pension, go to do similar work at a different district (out of state).

      I'm not sure I understand why this is a problem?  You can argue perhaps that their pensions are too generous, but why should they be denied the opportunity to work somewhere else?

      •  The pension levels are set (0+ / 0-)

        (from public funds remember) with the expectation that they won't work and that this is their source of income.  They're BARRED from working and collecting pension simultaneously in the same state.

        But because we have a messed up federal/state hybrid system, they find a loophole that requires the taxpayers to fun their pension at the same level as if they lived in state and never worked again.

        All kidding aside - it's the f'ing oligarchy, stupid.

        by nightsweat on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 11:25:10 AM PST

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        •  I'm not even sure I agree with the (0+ / 0-)

          ban on them working in the same state...I mean, if a district needs a superintendent, why should the amount of money a candidate earned in the past or how they earned it have any bearing on the hiring decision?  It's not costing the taxpayers anything "extra"...they have to hire someone. In fact, it might be less expensive to hire someone who already retired, because they likely wouldn't be serving long enough in the new role to qualify for pension benefits again.

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