Now that President Obama and the Dems have laid out the principle that paying bonuses the failed executives, where's the outrage over taxpayer funds being paid as bonuses to principals of failed public schools?
Diette Courrégé of the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier reports:
Seventeen Charleston County principals who oversee the school district's lowest-achieving schools will receive more than $320,000 in bonuses this year for working at their respective schools.
The Voice for School Choice website (affiliated with South Carolinians for Responsible Government) did some further research:
Included in the list published by the Post and Courier, and based on information from the Charleston School District, are Brentwood Middle School and Morningside Middle School. The principal at Brentwood is Lawanda Glears and at Morningside Middle is Kala Goodwine. These two schools are listed as number 9 and number 8 respectively in the national "worst public schools" list.
Current Superintendent Nancy McGinley told the Post and Courier that "she supports recognizing those who are making progress and that the supplement should be tied to results. These bonuses essentially were "signing bonuses" and she "wasn't going to renege on the arrangement because it was a condition of employment and a contractual obligation."
Why are some contractual bonuses more equal than other contractual bonuses? If the Congress wants to teach those who profit from failure at the taxpayers' expense, how about some legislation taxing bonuses paid to failed educational bureaucrats?