The Pay Leaders Deserve
By Frederick M. Hess
U.S. News and World Report
Aug. 7, 2017
Last week, The Boston Globe ran a front-page story on the pay of Boston's 16 charter-school leaders. Headlined "Charter School Leaders Making Big Money,"
it reported that most of the charter leaders earned total compensation
of $150,000 to $200,000 in 2016, with three topping $200,000.
pointedly noted that Boston's superintendent, Tommy Chang, earned
$272,000 last year for leading a 55,000 student district—while most of
these charter schools enroll something closer to 500 or 600.
What to make of these data? One could obviously conclude
that Boston's charter leaders are wildly overpaid...
But perhaps something else is going on.
It may be that terrific school leaders are underpaid...