Nerdy confession: I have spent about 4 hours over the past two days reading back issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer, curious to learn about the past 10 years of education reporting in the city. Here's a little information I found out about our most recent administrative leadership:
David Hornbeck, superintendent from 1995-2000: annual salary about $170,000
Paul Vallas, CEO from 2002-2007: annual salary about $225,000
Arlene Ackerman, superintendent from 2008-present: annual salary about $340,000
I find this trend a little scary. Just sayin'.