New York is a liberal run state which is why teachers there are raping the taxpayers system and bringing in the big bucks.
Being an educator is an important position that should be respected and supported. However to pay a New York public teacher more than professors at private universities seems outrageous. Being a public school teacher means your salary and benefits are paid for by the American taxpayers and somehow they are being paid more than the men and women who protect our country.
Public school teachers in New York state are increasingly pulling in six-figure taxpayer-funded salaries with generous benefits packages, with some educators in one Long Island school district making an average of $161,000 per year, according to a new report.
The 534 educators who worked in the Central Islip Public Schools District earned a collective total of more than $64 million, around $121,261 a teacher, not including benefits, for the 2015-2016 school year, according to a report from the Education Action Group.
These teachers also made an additional $12,897,342 in benefits, with each teacher making an average of $24,152 in benefits.
The compensation package does not end there for Central Islip’s teachers–the school district contributed a total of $8,566,330 to teachers’ retirement funds, spending an average of $16,041 per teacher.
Despite the large salaries teachers make in the district, Central Islip Public Schools maintain a mediocre academic reputation. According to the school ranking website Niche.com, the Central Islip Public School District has a C- rating in academics.