There are an easy target....Those school administrators Governor Cuomo is poking fun at...Yes they are paid a lot, but the argument is they are smarter and more qualified for what they have to do than a politician like Andrew Cuomo.
Superintendents, the argument goes, are at the top of their game and should be treated like hospital administrators and captains of industry...After all, they have in their hands the fruit of our society....the next generation of children.
They are a collegial group, these 700 plus supertindents, dotted across the Empire State.
They preside over and perpetuate a crazy quilt system of school districts, laden with administrators all executing the same set of educational guidelines from the state.
The volunteer school boards are a scant match for these professionals, who when in a bind just quietly move to another district. That happened in Carthage a couple years back when a superintendent who had a multi year contract got in hot water and the hullabaloo was secreted as he was hired in another district as if nothing had happened.
You see the superintendents are so unique in talent and important in function, a local school board made up of the great unwashed considers itself lucky to land one of the professionals, and money is seldom an object.
Then here comes Andy the Governor making fun of those salaries.
Just who does he think he is ?
Cuomo Criticizes School Officials’ Salaries - NYTimes.com