Thursday, September 15, 2011

Arne Duncan: Let's Double Bloated Teachers' Salaries

Arne "Goober" Duncan

Arne Duncan is Obama's education Czar who was the mastermind of the laughably inept Chicago Public School System, where a full 6% of high school freshmen will earn a bachelor's degree by age 25.

Exhibiting the same jackassery that animated his Chicago performance, Duncan said Friday that we should double the salaries of America's unionized government school teachers.

Apparently no one sent Duncan the memo which shows that most government school teachers are as wildly overpaid as they are poorly educated.

Make no mistake about it, government school teachers are ridiculously overpaid. A full 55% of the teachers at the Highland Park/Deerfield High School pull down more than six figures a year for their 9 month gigs.

Retired Illinois teachers haul in up to 85% of their highest career salaries for life. That is why, in some downstate Illinois towns, the richest person is a retired public school teacher.

But Arne Duncan says taxpayers should double their salaries.

This prompted WLS radio talker, Don Wade, on Tuesday to wonder aloud, "Who are these people in the Obama White House?"

It prompted me to add aloud, "And what planet did they come from?"

Here, from the Family Taxpayers Foundation Teachers salary database are the top 200 salaries of Illinois Public school employees for 2010. Arne Duncan says they should be doubled:


All Districts for for 2010:

Russell, Lucille $413,000
Engler, Thomas $350,154
Dada, M Mohsin $341,747
Fleming, Larry $334,912
Lamberson, Jonathan $318,324
Giannetti, Glen $307,471
Many, Thomas $299,600
Harper, John $297,605
May, Loren $292,157
Mical, Gary $288,564
Lane, Bruce $282,648
Rafferty, Edward $282,121
Carmine, Joyce $281,950
McTague, Frances $279,670
Mansfield, Edward $276,014
Barshinger, Jack $274,934
Buckner, J Kamala $274,592
Nebor, Jon $272,412
Schoffstall, Phillip $271,241
Hill, Gerald $271,142
Humphrey, Steven $270,635
Doebert, Sandra $270,197
Swanstrom, Paul $269,342
Fornero, George $269,335
Yonke, Linda $266,420
Robbins, Kathryn $265,724
Joy, Donna $262,431
Porto, Joseph $262,325
Kroeze, David $261,900
Schlomann, Donald $261,398
Vieth, Linda $259,892
Boyd, Alex $259,844
Rodgers, John $259,604
Weninger, Attila $258,991
Thomas, Timothy $258,004
Raymond, Garry $257,332
Renner, Sandra $256,633
Perdue, John $255,353
Riebock, Ann $255,271
Wyllie, Lawrence $252,775
Sorrick, Kenneth $251,922
Schweers, Daniel $251,461
Jerome, Sarah $251,460
Wahl, Nicholas $250,702
Pryor, Sally $250,300
Gatta, Nanciann $250,167
Sobocinski, Philip $249,655
Twadell, Eric $248,283
Blanche, James $245,692
Behlow, David $245,000
Schuler, David $245,000
Meissen, Michael $245,000
Batiste, Donaldo $245,000
Kurr, Gregory $245,000
Culver, Arthur $245,000
Williams, Creg $245,000
Rydland, James $245,000
Milton, Walter $245,000
Wilson, Phyllis $245,000
Riggle, Michael $245,000
Davis, Blondean $245,000
Lindsay, Thomas $244,962
Witherspoon, Eric $244,461
Goers, Donald $244,397
Westerhold, Jane $242,902
Mitrovich, Mark $242,884
Murphy, Hardy $242,843
Torres, Jose $242,825
Jordan, William $242,406
Dart, Paul $241,994
Taylor, Rick $240,387
Gillum, Robert $239,755
Bridges, Lela $238,824
Lee, Calvin $237,769
Robb, Nancy $237,566
Lechner, Raymond $236,621
Tivador, Edward $236,605
Hawk, Jill $236,539
Collins, Constance $236,029
Baule, Steven $236,014
Sass, Michael $234,420
Benedetti, John $233,353
Byrne, John $232,871
Brendel, Jerome $232,757
Birkett, Kathryn $231,796
Sheffield, LaVonne $231,788
Butts, John $231,588
Amadio, Thomas $231,237
Shields, William $230,896
Dada, Yasmine $230,610
Nielsen, Robert $230,497
Lukich, Daniel $230,220
Berger, Robert $229,299
Edgecombe, Jason $228,173
Leonard, Thomas $227,991
Lea, Prentiss $227,973
Ward-Epstein, Dennice $227,914
Kalinich, Kelley $227,214
Handcock, Darryl $226,913
Steyskal, James $226,260
Hewitt, Larry $226,053
Davis, Gloria $226,007
Armanetti, Arleen $225,893
Michelini, Mark $225,830
Collins-Hart, Nettie $225,165
Hagerman, Thomas $224,878
Longo, Margaret $224,492
Arndt, Kenneth $224,134
Goier, Renee $223,413
Albus, Allen $222,255
Finger, Catherine $222,152
Gonzalez, Janet $222,056
Berning, Catherine $221,767
Swoboda, Joy $221,393
Surber, James $221,335
O'Donnell, Daniel $220,751
Kendall, William $220,187
Kilrea, Timothy $220,046
Foderaro, Kerry $219,872
Clark, Christine $219,646
Bolek, Barry $219,360
Mutchler, Kent $218,709
Roberts, Jerome $217,973
Millard, Beth $217,838
Auer, Carol $216,907
Zafiratos, Dr. Thomas $216,780
Cooper, Laura $216,746
Obradovich, George $216,445
Correll, Ellen $215,702
Paraday, Troy $215,539
Perkins, Kim $215,406
Wallace, Kenneth $215,231
Krizic, Lynn $215,231
Lupo, Robert $214,992
Trumble, Douglas $214,794
MacAskill, Dan $214,619
Ware, Jody $214,309
Martin, John $214,289
Whittaker, Cindy $213,922
Mattingly, William $213,194
Krause, Ronald $213,090
Adamic, Donna $211,768
Sheahan, Mark $211,717
Hackett, Judith $211,427
Buchanan, Gregory $210,847
Hoyda, Marion $210,717
Riordan, Michael $210,615
Benway, Darcy $210,527
Ehrhardt, Philip $210,414
Briscoe, James $210,320
Young, Christopher $210,020
Vincenti, Robert $209,936
Hebson, Suzan $209,721
Prince, John $209,700
Shinners, Marie $209,010
Bonner, Barbara $208,974
Rudig, Douglas $208,972
Majchrowicz, Joseph $208,833
Dagley, Glenna $208,712
Zabilka, Gary $208,698
Claypool, David $208,165
Dubec, Joseph $208,030
Drury, Richard $208,000
Borja, Janet $207,810
Gunnell, James $207,806
Niehaus, Gary $207,793
Eddy, Thomas $207,340
Di Virgilio, Robert $206,870
Engel, Jill $206,516
Williams, Rudolph $206,265
Gay, James $206,251
Zaander, Paul $206,167
Herrmann, Mary $205,800
Tabbert, Victoria $205,560
Eason-Watkins, Barbara $205,556
Hollich, Pamela $205,463
Fredisdorf, Mark $204,746
Schlichting, Glenn $204,731
Taylor, Roberta $204,499
Asplund, John $203,887
Prosise, Roger $203,424
Swanson, Bradley $203,275
Wrzeski, Ellyn $203,248
Ward, Maria $203,076
O'Mara, Kevin $202,814
White, Donald $202,566
Middleton, David $202,472
Hutton, John $202,263
Barnhart, Brian $202,262
Guarrine, Gregory $202,161
Pierce, Kathleen $201,932
Houselog, Michael $201,928
Donegan, Catherine $201,894
Cavallo, Jr., Louis $201,743
Matthews, Janice $201,301
Manville, Margaret $200,794
Ireland, Susan $200,736
Wernet, Patricia $200,654
Brown, Traci $200,653
Freeman, Robert $200,058