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And that's a small college.College president defends salary
Posted: Mar 24, 2011 1:42 PM PDT Updated: Mar 24, 2011 3:30 PM PDT
LEE COUNTY: The president of Edison State College is in a meeting defending his paycheck and decisions made by his administration. The emergency meeting was in response to several complaints by Edison State staff. They question why its president is making so much money and how an executive's salary jumped by nearly $100,000 in less than a year.
Dr. Kenneth Walker has a base salary of $322,400. He also earns $18,000 for housing, $25,000 for college development and $79,955 for retirement/annuity. His total salary is $445,355.
In September 2010, Dr. James Browder, the Senior VP of Operations, was making $160,000 base salary plus $7,200 for a car. His total salary was $167,200.
In February 2011 his base salary increased to $208,000. He also receives $1,000 for a car, $12,000 for housing, $10,000 for college development and $20,000 for retirement. His total salary is now $251,000.
Edison State College has fewer than 20,000 students.
College president defends salary - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
I'd like to add one more thing about college education.
I think that we need to change the way we look at education and intelligence. It's fairly easy to game the system. I learned around 8th or 9th grade that all I was doing was memorizing facts and spewing them out on paper. Since then, I've never had to work too hard at school and have gotten good grades (A's and B's) overall. It isn't hard to get good grades at all, yet we have people running around assuming they are 'smart' because they got an A on a test. That really doesn't mean much as, like I said, most of school is just memorization. Thus, I think that we should actually have classes (and there are a few already) where one is tested via applied knowledge, essentially taking what you have learned in class and applying it to real-world situations. Some courses need to be revamped entirely such as History classes (at least on the high school level) where everything is reduced to people and dates. I think that we need to change how we teach also because it doesn't seem that people even remember most of what was taught to them in school, it just goes in one ear and out the other.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
It sounds like you're maybe in high school? If so, college definitely requires more of you, and if you're doing well in high school as it sounds like you are, but you don't find it challenging enough, I would strongly urge you to do your absolute best in school and to prepare for months for the SAT because if you do those things you will definitely be able to get into a college that will give you a lot more of a run for your money. It's way more fun and will benefit you a whole lot more.
Americans have this "every man for himself" fantasy, as if geniuses studied something like casino gambling (as in the movie "21") and their brains benefited no one else. Only if that selfish reward of education were true do people have a right to be jealous of the people with talent. But they should be jealous of modern college graduates, because if they are not paid to go to college, they aren't worth anything. Indentured-servitude graduates have run the economy for 50 years and have run it into the ground. We need a new method of achieving economic leadership. Getting a good job by going four years without a job has caused our decline, but the ones enabled by that are not held accountable. People are misled into thinking that more of the same incompetent conformists is the solution. These ambitious imbeciles and greedy workoholics are only out for themselves.
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On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I've moved on to a better forum (scienceforums.net). Facts matter, and I don't have the time or energy for putting up with the pretense that they don't. PM me if you'd like me to get in touch with you when I'm done developing my own forum system, likely towards the end of 2013.
Marginal propensity to consume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "floor" of our economy is based on essentials, needs, things we must have....
When times are good, we get too optimistic and spend on things we don't need, which boosts the economy and creates jobs.
But that never lasts forever.....
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