Here’s one to really make your day. Indianapolis Public School Superintendent Idi Amin, no Papa Doc Duvalier, no Eugene White, has reportedly given his son who works for the district a promotion.
Reggie White was a “Behavior Dean” (whatever that was) at Arsenal Tech High School. He’s been promoted to Assistant Principal. His salary also goes from more than $78,000 annually to $92,000.
That’s nearly $10,000 more than what Tony Bennett, the Superintendent of Public Instruction makes and $3,000 less than Governor Mitch Daniels’ salary. He also makes more than the Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer and Auditor.
To be honest I really can’t blame IPS for opposing school reform, charters and accountability. If I had this kind of scam going too, I would fight for it tooth and nail.
And what do you expect from a school district that gives its Superintendent a bonus based on suspect graduation rates, more than 16% of the students don’t show up on the first day, and by my last count has nearly 350 employees who make at least $90,000 in salary and benefits.
So the next time IPS complains about no money and budget cuts, ignore them and pray the state speeds up its time line for a takeover. Now I need to go check my e-mail for some hate mail from Mary Louise Bewley.