I got your school spending right here

From the Washington Times:

More than a dozen D.C. public school system central office administrators are taking home base salaries of at least $150,000 per year, compared with just one official earning that much two years ago, according to an analysis of payroll records. The salary information, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shows 14 central administration officials receiving a base pay of at least $150,000 in fiscal 2006, including five officials making $170,000 or more.

Naturally the DC school districts need to pay top dollar, or they wouldn’t be able to entice the excellent executives who have turned the Washington DC schools into some of the finest, highest-performing educational institutions in the country, to say nothing of the world.

I only wonder what monstrous salaries they’d command if DC schoolchildren were actually able to read after twelve years in the system?