20 February 2009

"Big Education" Must Have Something To Hide

"The students are calling for a series of changes, including increased transparency of the school's finances. They want full budget [including professor salaries] and endowment disclosure, affordable education, and increased student participation in the university's operation."

Students at NYU are protesting a "lack of transparency" at the University. Interesting. I wonder if "Big Education" will come clean about their finances, salaries, etc.?

In a related thought, I think we should cap the salaries of all those who work at NYU, particularly in these difficult economic times. The real median earnings of males working full time in 2007 was $45,113. For women, the figure was $35,102. I think we should average the two and cap all university salaries at that figure. The same for all educators. Doesn't that sound *fair to you?

Story here.

*I'm being facetious of course, but the notion is just as ridiculous for other organizations.


13thBama said...

Richard, we do not want to cap salaries, we want to cap ALL of their earnings. Otherwise, they grin at a capped salary and then get a bonus that is 2 to 3 times their salary.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

They should volunteer their services.