Profits Over Pupils: Philadelphia’s True Priorities

2013, however, wasn’t a bad year for all educators in the city – just for those who choose to work with society’s poorest and most vulnerable members. While the School District demands that we public school teachers take a 13% pay-cut, make 13% contributions to our healthcare, and forego all cost-of-living adjustment until 2017, other educational institutions in the city such as the University of Pennsylvania gave their professors and administrators exorbitant raises. PENN’s President, for example, was given a whopping 43% raise in 2013 and now earns nearly $2.1 million… God forbid these educators who sacrifice themselves in order to mold the privileged future Wall Street gluttons of Wharton should not be properly compensated.

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