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Load of Bollocks

By Eduwonkette — March 24, 2008 1 min read

The Daily News reports that Cambridge Education Associates is getting a 9% pay raise, even as NYC schools face budget cuts. The average cost of reviewing a school will jump to $4,856, up from $4,427. NYC taxpayers are dishing out 1.1 million for their travel expenses - looks like you and I are paying for our cross-pond friends to fly business class and eat warm chocolate chip cookies. Meanwhile, 8th graders who face retention have lost out on tutoring opportunities. Awesome!

With $2,375,649 spent on the 30 staff working in NYC Department of Education public relations via the “Communications Office,” the “Office of Public and Community Affairs,” the “Strategic Response Unit,” as well as “Community Education Council” PR, can’t these wizards keep pay for the Cambridge Ed punters out of the news? You’d think the folks pulling $175,250, $158,603, and $127,776 (top 3 earners in NYC DOE PR) could bring it. NYC Educator provides a clue - were all hands on deck prepping the Ed Next debutante ball?

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