Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Resignations Rock Education Council

Lisa Graham Keegan
One of our TipWonks in the Nation's Capital has sent us this from The Washington Times. Several policy-setters on the pro-Bush Education Leaders Council have resigned thier posts because the group's source of funding, Congress, is reluctant to continue paying the bills in an election year.

Chief-Executive officer Lisa Graham Keegan will continue drawing her $235,000 salary until the first of next month. Along with Keegan, the chief operations officer and several policy analysts have also quit. Currently, the organization is having difficulty meeting its payroll obligations.

Monthly Payroll for this organization had ballooned from $588,000 in 2001 to $1,200,000 by 2003. Two-thirds of which was paid by the federal government.

These people did not actually teach anyone anything. Their purpose was to analyze governmental policy, publish critiques of current educational programs, and promote the adoption of a school technology program designed to align classroom instruction with state standards.

Your EdWonk hopes that they get Educated in the private sector about the reality of actually having to perform productive work in order to generate that level of compensation.