Search

  A quick shout out to “education reformer”, NY state senator, and chairman of the senate education committee  John J. Flanagan.   When he isn’t busy pushing to repeal “Last In, First Out” rules, or working to push tax caps for school budgets, I assume he supports his wife as she gets paid a $40,000(!) stipend by her local school district to run a club.  Why $40,000(!) is required when the teacher who ran the club prior to her did it for substantially less cash from the public teat is not mine to understand, but I’m sure there’s a good reason. 
 If anyone from the district is paying attention, my wife will happily do the same job Ms. Flanagan does for half the cost to your local taxpayers.  Thanks to our generosity, you might even be able to save an FTE. 
 One wonders if this is the kind of bloat in school budgets that Mr. Flanagan is working to prevent… 
 Perhaps I am misinformed?   
  Full disclosure:   I am making ~$3,500 this year to co-advise an entire grade level of students.  
  More full disclosure:   In all honesty, Ms. Flanagan made $40,000(!) in the 2008-2009 school year.  I am unaware of what she is making this year…

A quick shout out to “education reformer”, NY state senator, and chairman of the senate education committee John J. Flanagan.  When he isn’t busy pushing to repeal “Last In, First Out” rules, or working to push tax caps for school budgets, I assume he supports his wife as she gets paid a $40,000(!) stipend by her local school district to run a club.  Why $40,000(!) is required when the teacher who ran the club prior to her did it for substantially less cash from the public teat is not mine to understand, but I’m sure there’s a good reason.

If anyone from the district is paying attention, my wife will happily do the same job Ms. Flanagan does for half the cost to your local taxpayers.  Thanks to our generosity, you might even be able to save an FTE.

One wonders if this is the kind of bloat in school budgets that Mr. Flanagan is working to prevent…

Perhaps I am misinformed?  

Full disclosure:  I am making ~$3,500 this year to co-advise an entire grade level of students. 

More full disclosure:  In all honesty, Ms. Flanagan made $40,000(!) in the 2008-2009 school year.  I am unaware of what she is making this year…