Is your state’s highest-paid employee a coach?

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3 Responses to “Is your state’s highest-paid employee a coach?”

  1. Notes To Ponder Says:

    Oh my goodness. I just finished writing a post about “Understanding America” and you have to go and make me even crazier. 🙂

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    • philebersole Says:

      What’s going on is that most state universities are operated as business enterprises.

      Their football and basketball teams are their biggest money-makers. So very often are medical schools and research laboratories, which attract federal grants and corporate contracts and license valuable patents. And college presidents are chosen for their fund-raising prowess.

      Long gone are the days, which were before my time, when college athletics were a recreation and character-building exercises for the students themselves.

      This isn’t 100 percent true, but it is tru often enough to explain the chart.

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  2. Holden Says:

    The football coach was also the highest paid person at my high school, and our team royally sucked!

    To add insult to injury, our principal had a PHD. The football coach taught weight training. He still out earned her.

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