Friday, May 10, 2013

Why are school coaches the highest-paid public employees?

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Here’s a rather damning illustration of one of the main problems with the US educational system:

Highest-paid public employees by US state (most states = “Football coaches”; some states = “Basketball coaches”; few states = “Not coaches”)
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Maybe those Right-wing/Libertarian cranks whinging about overpaid teachers have a point after all. They just need to specify they’re talking about those who teach sports, that sacred cow that no official or administrator apparently has the fortitude to gut in order to preserve resources better spent on proper academic instruction.

(via Pharyngula)