High pay for administrators
TO THE EDITORS:
Your March 19 story on remuneration for employees of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education begs for justification for large salaries for administrators.
Where is the evidence that says they must be paid much more than others? When I was teaching in the public schools in the 1950s, teachers commonly said of administrators, "At least we get them out of the classroom.''
I believe the obscene pay for our corporate executives also cannot be justified. If workers were paid enough, they would spend more and pay more in taxes, which would result in lower unemployment and would help balance our budget. Instead, the income gap continues to increase, and we respond to the deficit by cutting jobs, wages and benefits.